Tuesday, December 6

Fiesta Salad Featuring T. Marzetti's Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing

I recently was given a fun opportunity to review T. Marzetti's Simply Dressed salad dressings. I found it easily in one of our local grocery stores and while they offer a large variety of choices, I rarely can pass on anything ranch flavored.

I was thrilled to find upon opening my bottle (love the marketing on these, by the way) to find a rich, creamy delicious ranch dressing similar in taste and texture to what you may find at your favorite restaurant. Not only is Simply Dressed packed full of flavor but has that fresh made taste you don't often find in bottled dressings anymore. Add to that the fact that Simply Dressed has no preservatives, trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, MSG or artificial flavors and colors and you will wonder where it has been all your life.

We have been having some heavy meals here lately with Thanksgiving not long gone and Christmas just around the corner. The recipe I am posting was a refreshing change from the holiday foods yet what I would consider a "winter" salad.

Fiesta Chicken Salad w/ Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing

1 lb. skinless boneless chicken breast meat
1/3 packet taco seasoning
1/3 cup of your favorite salsa
1 lb. chopped or shredded lettuce
8 oz. T. Marzetti's Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Colby and Monterey Jack blended shredded cheese
4 boiled eggs
4 tostada bowls 

Cook the chicken breasts in a medium skillet over medium heat until cooked through. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Cut into strips. Return chicken to pan. Add taco seasoning and salsa, stirring until well blended. Simmer on low for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. 

In a large bowl, toss together slightly cooled chicken, lettuce, ranch dressing, cheeses and boiled eggs. Warm tostada bowls according to package directions. Add salad mixture to bowls and serve!

Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing can be used for so many dishes or even on it's own for dipping fresh veggies. It's flavor stays true and it's creamy texture is a perfect addition.

If ranch isn't your favorite, T. Marzetti offers a large variety of other Simply Dressed flavors:
  • Blue Cheese
  • Caesar
  • Pomegranate
  • Balsamic
  • Coleslaw
  • Champagne
  • Strawberry Poppyseed
  • Greek Feta
  • Ginger Sesame (not gluten free)
Simply Dressed is available in your grocer's produce section for a suggested retail price of $3.59 - $4.59 per 12 oz. bottle.

I highly recommend trying it, you won't be disappointed!

I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Simply Dressed review. They provided me with product to test myself and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.

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