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Easy Homemade Ranch with Chopped Salad
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Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing with Chopped Salad

This easy homemade Ranch Dressing with chopped salad and crispy bacon is the ultimate easy salad for lunch, dinner or as a side. I'm eating this all summer long.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, ranch, ranch dressing, salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Carrie Carvalho

Ingredients

  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 250 grams cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 125 grams fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • ½ a cucumber, diced
  • 100 grams radish, thinly sliced
  • 100 grams salad leaves or chopped lettuce

For the Ranch Dressing

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise 4 tbsp
  • ¼ cup Greek Yoghurt 4 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider or White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chopped Dill or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chopped Chives or 1 tsp dried
  • ½ tsp Garlic Granules
  • ½ tsp Onion Granules
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Instructions

  • To cook the bacon, line a baking tray with baking or parchment paper and lay out the bacon rashers.
  • Place in the middle of a COLD oven and turn the heat to 200c/180fan/400f/gas 6. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the bacon is at your desired crispness. Place on a plate lined with kitchen roll and allow to cool slightly.
  • To make the dressing, simply whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl or jar. Add a little pepper to taste if desired.
  • Combine the tomatoes, radish, cucumber, lettuce and mozzarella in a large bowl or split between 4 individual bowls.
  • Roughly chop the bacon and scatter over the salad.
  • Drizzle with some Ranch Dressing, toss together and enjoy!
  • The dressing will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Notes

The BEST way to cook crispy bacon rashers - line a baking tray with baking or parchment paper. Lay out your strips of streaky bacon evenly on the tray (this won't work with back bacon rashers). Place the tray in the middle of a COLD oven, turn the heat to 200c/180fan/400f/gas 6 and cook the bacon for about 20 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 828IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 1mg