¾ cup ranch dressing
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tsp taco seasoning
1 Tbsp lime juice
½ cup pitted ripe olives, sliced
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 pkg torn romaine lettuce
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup whole kernel corn
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded and diced (optional)
For dressing combine first 4 ingredients, stir until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For salad combine remaining ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.
Of course being me I had to change things a bit. I didn't use olives since I don't like them, but did add chopped tomatoes and shredded cheese. Rather than combining everything I put everything in separate bowls and let everyone choose what the wanted. Lastly Alex had regular ranch on his salad, Abbie had no dressing at all and I really enjoyed the dressing from the recipe. One note on the dressing is that I feel it really needs to sit for several hours before using so that the flavors can combine.