Nothing says summer quite like barbecue. And in Texas, we love our barbecue and barbecue sauces. I try to get in the smokey flavors any way that I can.
This salad is one you can take as a side to a picnic, or top it with barbecue chicken, sliced sausages, or chickpeas (like I have below) and have it as a meal. It’s an easy summer dinner that doesn’t heat up your house. Then adding the Yogurt Ranch recipe I have to it helps to give you not only the smokey barbecue flavor, but the creaminess without it being heavy and you can make it dairy free.
Barbecue Chopped Salad
- 2 heads of lettuce, chopped
- 1 lb. cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cucumber, sliced and then quartered
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 medium red onion, chopped Toppings and Sauces
- Avocado, optional on side
- BBQ Sauce (I use Stubbs Original since it’s lower in sugar than most)
- Yogurt Ranch
- BBQ Chicken, Sausage, or Chickpeas
- Wash all vegetables, chop, and mix together.
- Top with any toppings and sauce.
2-3 cups of Salad with 1 Roasted Chicken Breast, 2 tbsp Average BBQ Sauce, & 4 tbsp Yogurt Ranch
407 calories | 6.9 g fat | 1.5 g polyunsaturated | 2.2 g monounsaturated | 1.8 g saturated | 0 g trans fats | 149 mg cholesterol | 550 mg sodium | 32 g 23.5 g carbohydrates | 3 g fiber | 15.5 g sugar | 60 g protein | 113% Vitamin A | 95% Vitamin C | 78% Vitamin K
2-3 cups of Salad with 3/4 cup drained canned Chickpeas, 2 tbsp Average BBQ Sauce, & 4 tbsp Yogurt Ranch
426 calories | 4 g fat | 1.3 g polyunsaturated | 0.7 g monounsaturated | 0.4 g saturated | 0 g trans fats | 0 mg cholesterol | 734 mg sodium | 52 g carbohydrates | 10 g fiber | 20 g sugar | 16 g protein | 113% Vitamin A | 95% Vitamin C | 82% Vitamin K