Recipe courtesy of Melissa Gaman for Food Network Kitchen

Buffalo-Style Chopped Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
No one says you need to save the creamy, tangy flavors of buffalo wings only for chicken. Those same flavors can be used to transform a simple crisp salad, like we did here. Blending some avocado into the base of a ranch dressing adds extra nutrition and creamy texture.


  1. Puree 1/2 avocado with 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 tablespoon each cider vinegar and water, 1 scallion and 2 tablespoons each chopped dill and parsley until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Combine 1 small head chopped iceberg lettuce and 1/2 cup each halved grape tomatoes, sliced celery and shredded carrots in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper hot sauce. Top with crumbled blue cheese.