This fresh and fun chopped salad gives a little twist to the typical chopped salad with fried chicken, snap peas, and spiced pecans for crunch, tasty ingredients like blue cheese, bacon, and avocado for added decadence, and it’s topped with a creamy ricotta ranch dressing that elevates any meal into a special occasion. Serve up to family and friends as the main event or a delicious start to the meal!
Yield: Party size
Serves: 4 – 6
Make salad on a large platter or serving tray starting with lettuce on the bottom. Arrange ingredients on top of the lettuce, arranging in sections. Sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper and fresh herbs. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Make the Ricotta Ranch Dressing. Mix all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor fitted with a blade until well incorporated. Taste and adjust pepper and add salt as needed.
Serve the chopped salad with Ricotta Ranch Dressing.
Dig in and enjoy!