Salad a Day Contest Winner -- Recipe: Tex-Mex Cobb Salad

Chipotle BBQ Dressing
3/4 cup Ranch dressing
1/4 cup prepared hickory barbecue sauce
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce

Salad
8 cups shredded romaine lettuce
4 strips cooked thick-cut bacon (pork or turkey), cut in 1/2-inch pieces
1 avocado, peeled, diced
1 1/2 cups cooked corn kernels
15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups diced cooked grilled chicken breast
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
1 cup pepper jack cheese, cubed
1/3 cup sliced red onion
Tortilla chips (garnish)

Prep Instructions: 

In small bowl, combine Ranch Dressing, barbecue sauce, cilantro, lime juice and chipotle chile; mix well.

Line a large platter with lettuce.

Arrange remaining ingredients, in rows, across lettuce.

Serve with dressing. Garnish with tortilla chips.

Number of Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes