Southwest Salad

Southwest Salad

My favorite salad of all time is the Cobb Salad at Brixx Grille and Tavern in Scranton!  The other night for dinner, I was craving this salad but couldn’t run out and pick one up.  Fortunately, I had most of the ingredients on hand so I tried to re-create it at home. 

Instead of the ranch dressing that I usually get at Brixx (which I think is a combination of Ranch and Bleu Cheese), I decided to try something a little different — a Southwestern Ranch.  After playing around with the measurements for a bit, I finally landed on a mixture that I really liked!

The Recipe

2 cups chopped lettuce
1 cup diced, marinated boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup chopped tomato (seeded)
1 cup fat free ranch salad dressing
1/2 tsp taco seasoning

Assemble vegetables, chicken and cheese on a large plate. Mix together ranch dressing and taco seasoning until combined.  Serve dressing on the side.

Is it a keeper?

This recipe was totally delish!  The dressing had just enough kick and the salad was very satisfying!  Next time, I think I’ll add some hard boiled egg to the salad.

What’s your favorite home-made salad dressing?

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Hi! I'm Christina, the chief cook and bottle washer here at It Is a Keeper! I scour cookbooks, recipe boxes and the internet to bring you only the BEST recipes that have my seal of approval. Most of my recipes are easy enough for busy weeknights and simple enough for those that think they can't cook. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. says

    this salad looks hearty and super delish. I think I would have mine without fat free Ranch. Not a big fan of fat free dressing. So happy to find your blog on pinterest and to now me your newest follower. If you have a chance check out my blog.

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