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Avocado and Bacon Bibb Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Bibb or butter lettuce is another soft green with a sweet clover-like flavor profile. Its light texture is good for layering, and a small amount can appear larger than it is - great for presentation. This recipe is from our Early Summer 2023 issue.

  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 whole avocados, sliced
  • 1 whole head of iceberg lettuce, quartered
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • Dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 1 can chipotles in adobo (a small can)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 whole limes, both the juice and zest
  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. 

  2. Place wedge on plate; garnish with tomato, avocado, bacon, and cheese.

  3. Serve with chipotle ranch dressing.

Chef Jon Davies
Executive Chef