BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

Packed with protein from the black beans and barbecue chicken, this BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing will be your favorite summer salad. It tastes just like the California Pizza Kitchen Original. 

BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad | Bites of Bri

Fortunately or unfortunately,¬†depending on how you look at it, it is bathing suit season. Bathing suit season means salad season for multiple reasons. One…the bathing suit. Enough said if you ask me. But there are other reasons…Sometimes when it is hot and humid like our Maryland summers tend to be, I need a light, filling dinner that doesn’t require much preparation. Speaking of little preparation, sometimes its nice to compile a dish using entirely leftovers. WIN!

I had the luxury of meeting a high school friend for lunch the other day at California Pizza Kitchen. It was amazing to see her and I got to meet (and hold!!!) her cute little 6 week old baby. So adorable.

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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing {Lightened Up}

This is a fabulous, light, and easy to make homemade buttermilk ranch. Perfect for a dip, a salad dressing, or a dip for buffalo wings.

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing 3 | Bites of Bri

I don’t know any formal statistics, but I’d be willing to bet that ranch dressing consumption on the day of the Super Bowl is pretty darn high. Up there with guacamole. I heard that on Super Bowl Sunday, 8,000,000 pounds, yes pounds, of guacamole are consumed. But right up there with guacamole is buffalo wings, buffalo dips, meatballs, and other great foods that love to be dipped in ranch dressing before being inhaled.

So today, I bring you homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. I recently served this on a vegetable platter, but it would be amazing on buffalo dips, buffalo chicken nuggets, you name it. Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.

This ranch is not your typical ranch. Instead of mayonnaise, I swapped nonfat greek yogurt and low fat sour cream and I’m telling ya, you’ll never miss the mayo. This dip is awe-some.

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