Friday, April 1, 2011

BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy BBQ Cilantro Lime Dressing

When I saw this salad it kind of reminded me of the Southwest Chicken Salad I used to get form New Holland Brewery in Holland.  It was really delicious!

BBQ Chicken Salad
From: Mels Kitchen Cafe

3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
2 cups BBQ Sauce
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, cored and chopped
2 romaine hearts, chopped
1/2 red onion diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 can (15oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
4 -8 oz shredded cheese

Creamy BBQ Cilantro Lime Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise, light or regular
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/4 - 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

1. Combine all the ingredients for dressing together and whisk (or shake, if using a jar) vigorously to combine.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. Combine cooked chicken and BBQ sauce in a medium bowl.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

3. In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, red onion, cilantro, corn, black beans and cheese. Toss the mixed salad with about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the dressing, if desired.  Or serve dressing on the side.  Place salad on plates and top with BBQ chicken and additional dressing.

1 comment:

Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

Oh yum, I want to eat this right now. I've never eaten at New Holland, just drank! :) I like how you're adding in more photos!


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