Buffalo Chicken Salad with Cashel Blue Dressing*


I spent the last week on a mini vacation with my family & it was absolutely wonderful. I drove the short trip down & stayed with my parents in the Tampa area. My cousin Abby flew in from Texas and we spent almost a full week eating, beach walking, dart throwing, shell collecting, mall shopping & eating even more. My swimsuit may have been a little tight, but my heart was full of sunshine & sugar. ;)

My sister Haley, Me & my cousin Abby.

Pass-a-Grille, Florida

While I enjoyed all the beautiful sunshine we had, the bright red burn on my back fat made me realize it was time to get back to salads now that I am back home. I started to make my go to salad on a pita bread “pizza”, but I had a serious hankerin for blue cheese. -yes, I said hankerin. don’t judge.

Luckily I had a giant wedge of Kerrgold Cashel Blue Farmhouse Cheese sitting in my fridge just begging me to figure out someway to eat it…you know, besides on a wheat thin drizzled in honey. The week before vacay, I made my favorite Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas & I wanted that combination again…but this time, in salad form. What can I say? Blue Cheese & Buffalo Chicken just does it for me!

I was really fortunate to get to participate in a Kerrygold virtual dinner party hosted by Paula and Susan. Kerrygold sent a smorgasbord of delicious cheeses and butters for me to try…and try I did! Jorge and I had a dinner centered around cheese for days and days. Jorge may have been over cheese by day 5, but this cheese lovin’ gal could have gone on longer. I always knew their products were top notch, but I really fell in love with their Cashel Blue Farmhouse Cheese. I could seriously eat it every day, all day! …blue cheese is totally a breakfast cheese, right??!

 

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Buffalo Chicken Salad with Kerrygold Cashel Blue Dressing

Yield: 1 large salad

Ingredients:

1 heart of Romaine lettuce, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1/4 cup matchstick carrots
3/4 cup buffalo shredded chicken
1/3 cup crumbled Kerrygold Cashel Blue

for the dressing:
2 tablespoons low fat mayo
1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup crumbled Kerrygold Cashel Blue
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:

In a large bowl combine the Romaine, celery, and carrots. Top with shredded buffalo chicken and crumbled Kerrygold Cashel Blue cheese. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, buttermilk, greek yogurt, white vinegar and sugar. Fold in crumbled Kerrygold Cahel Blue Cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Drizzle salad with dressing and serve with extra hot sauce.

Salad dressing inspired by Ellie Krieger

 

Make sure & check out the other delicious recipes featuring Kerrygold:
Beef Tagliata on Bell’alimento
Crispy Dubliner Bites on Doughmesstic
Dubliner Cheese & Cayenne Crisps on Cookin’ Canuck
Summer Steak Salad and Shrimp Flatbread on Eclectic Recipes

 

This post is sponsored by Kerrygold, however all opinions are 100% me. :)

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28 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Salad with Cashel Blue Dressing”

  1. 1

    Beef Tagliata Arugula & Mushroom Salad with Kerrygold Cashel Blue | bell' alimento — May 14, 2012 @ 9:03 am

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    Cassie — May 14, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    I had some buffalo chicken salad for dinner just tonight. I love these flavors in a salad. I will have to try this blue cheese for my husband, he loves it but I’m not such a big fan. Gorgeous photos, Jessica!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — May 14, 2012 @ 11:53 pm

    mmmmmmm kerrygold…yes please!

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    Dianna @ The Kitchen Prep — May 15, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Cheese-centered meals for days & days? You’re speaking my language! I do the same thing when I’m craving Buffalo Chicken anything but am trying to still, you know, fit into my clothes. I even go as far as sprinkling blue cheese crumbles on some celery sticks & dousing them with buffalo wing sauce, sans chicken. Hey, whatever satisfies the “hankerin'”, right. ;)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 15, 2012 @ 12:16 am

    Holy moly you have a great gene pool! All you girls are gorgeous! And that hair. Omg. I want just 1/8th of the hair on your head, and I’d be really happy :)

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    Kathryn — May 15, 2012 @ 4:33 am

    I agree with Averie! I want your hair so bad (in a non-creepy way).

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    Jenna B. — May 15, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    Woman, you are a mind reader! I was just debating on the best way to use up the leftover shredded buffalo chicken in a salad format, and you deliver!

    Beer and onion rings are considered a “low fat” side dish, right? I mean, there are vegetables involved….somewhere.

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — May 15, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    Mmmm….LOVE buffalo chicken and bleu cheese! This looks and sounds amazing!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — May 15, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    You are some pretty girls! Love this salad! I would have never thought to do a buffalo chicken salad…genius!

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    Eva Taylor — May 15, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    The salad looks very nice, and fortunately, blue cheese is so flavourful, you need only a very small amount for a big bang. I find drinking a lot of water during the day (I like lime juice in it) really helps to flush out the fat. It’s difficult at first, but once your body gets used to it, you feel a lot better.

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    Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — May 15, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    Khloe has the best hair, so I think you made out just fine :) I love love love buffalo chicken! And salad! So clearly I love this.

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    Lauren — May 15, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    This is a good way to get men to eat a salad! Who doesn’t like buffalo chicken!? Love this idea!

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    Taylor — May 15, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    Ummmm you’re MUCH prettier than Khloe, just saying. I love your food photography, I think you have some of the best out there!

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    Amy's Cooking Adventures — May 15, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    Fabulous! I want this now!

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    Joanne — May 15, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    I’m picturing a blue cheese omelette with buffalo sauce in your future. For realz.

    So glad you had a fun vacation! And girl you are seriously GOR-GE-OUS.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 16, 2012 @ 6:04 am

    I’m game for anything buffalo, and I’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet so this recipe is just screaming my name!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — May 16, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    Now this is a salad I can get behind.

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    Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) — May 16, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    I loved all your vacation pictures on instagram—so jealous! Salad looks delicious!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 16, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    That is a giant bowl of awesome!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 16, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Now this is my kind of salad! Looks so mouthwatering, Jessica!

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    Tina — May 16, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    this looks out. of. this. world.

    For the millionth time, why are we not neighbors?!

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    Lenore — May 16, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    Oh yum! I, like you, could pretty much eat cheese forever and not get sick of it, plus I am a huge buffalo chicken fan, so this salad is right up my alley!

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    Mark — May 20, 2012 @ 1:37 am

    What an awesome find! Thanks for your wit & excellent food ideas. <3

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    Yum Yum Diaries — May 30, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    This looks amazing! I love buffalo sauce, so this is going to be an exciting recipe to follow!!!!

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    Hannah — June 24, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    This looks so tasty, can’t wait to try it!

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    Sand Naperville — July 18, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    OBSESSED WITH BUFFALO CHICKEN AND SALADS!!!!!! I wonder if my husband will eat this salad as a meal with me?!? He is very Anti-Salad lately!

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    Keto salad recipe recommendations » DietKeto.com — July 2, 2013 @ 7:59 am

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    The Novice Chef » Buffalo Chicken Salad with Voskos Greek Yogurt — October 29, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

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