Hillary Chybinski: BBQ Chicken Salad with Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (Recipe)

Friday, June 28, 2013

BBQ Chicken Salad with Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (Recipe)

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad with Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Disclosure - I am part of the Stonyfield Yo-Getter program. As such, I received coupons to use towards ingredients for this post. As always, all opinions are my very own.

We eat a lot of Yogurt around here. The kids enjoy it for breakfast and as a snack, my husband eats yogurt for breakfast and occasionally takes a cup to work with him, and I also enjoy it for breakfast or a mid-day snack.

But did you know you can cook with it? That you can substitute it for things like sour cream and buttermilk? Check out this yogurt substitution guide from Stonyfield:

Yogurt Sustitution Guide

This month, Stonyfield, along with Earthbound Farms challenged the Yo-Getters to create a recipe using Stonyfield Greek Yogurt and a fruit or vegetable from Earthbound Farm. I can be a little recipe-creation challenged. . .but with the substitution chart above, it gets a whole lot easier!

For my challenge, I purchased a container of Stonyfield Greek Yogurt and an Earthbound Farm Organic Half Spring Mix and Half Baby Spinach.

Salad and Dressing ingredients

I decided to try out the substitution suggestions, and make Buttermilk Ranch Dressing - using Stonyfield Greek Yogurt instead of buttermilk.

Making Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Ingredients
2/3 cup Stonyfield Greek Yogurt
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup mayo
1 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1/4 dried dill
salt & pepper to taste

I mixed all the ingredients into a small bowl, then dumped it into a mason jar and shook.

Storing Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Now you're ready to assemble your BBQ Chicken Salad with Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.

Arrange your greens.

Salad Greens for Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Drizzle some Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing on top.

Add some corn - I used leftover grilled corn.

Add some drained and rinsed Black Beans.

Add BBQ Chicken - I used some leftover BBQ Chicken I had in the fridge. You can also shred a rotisserie chicken, poach a chicken breast or whatever you prefer.

Feel free to add avocado and/or chopped tomatoes as well.

I drizzled a bit of BBQ sauce on the chicken as well.

And there you have it - BBQ Chicken Salad with Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad with Non-Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

What can you create with a little bit of yogurt?

catch you soon -


  1. Um yum. I had a salad today and yesterday and maybe even the day before that. I could live off salads but I have never thought to make a dressing for one with yogurt.

  2. This might go on my table this week! Great for a warm day. I love that you use corn & black beans on top too. Oh, and I love your plaid bowl!