BBQ Pulled Pork Salad
Slow cooker BBQ pulled pork served on a bed of romaine lettuce, bell peppers, tomatoes, eggs, shredded cheese and ranch dressing. Served with cheese quesadilla wedges, salsa, and sour cream on the side, this BBQ Pulled Pork Salad is the perfect lunch or light dinner.
While traveling a few months ago, my husband and I ate at the cutest BBQ restaurant in Jane Lew WV, called Hickory House. Their menu sounded so amazing, and I decided to try a pulled pork salad. It was delicious, and so large that I could not even finish it. I knew that I needed to try to recreate it.
Pulled Pork is one of our family’s favorite dishes. I always fix mine in a slow cooker to get the most tender and flavorful meat. I also make my own rub and bbq sauce.
These recipes and instructions for cooking the meat, homemade rub and homemade bbq sauce are shared at the end of this post on Pulled Pork Slider link.
To prepare this salad, begin by preparing and cooking the pork butt in a slow cooker. Purchased BBQ sauce works just fine if you do not want to make your own.
HOW TO PREPARE BBQ PULLED PORK SALAD:
*Arrange the lettuce on a serving plate. Top with green and red bell peppers, tomatoes, eggs and shredded cheese. Allow it to fill about 3/4 of the plate.
*Place some of the warm pulled pork into a ramekin and set on side of the plate.
*Arrange small bowls of salsa, ranch dressing and sour cream around the ramekin. I use small disposable clear containers for this.
*Prepare the cheese quesadillas. Spray a cast iron skillet with no stick cooking spray and heat over a medium heat. Lay a soft tortilla in the skillet and sprinkle shredded cheese over it. Top with second tortilla. Cook until slightly browned on one side, carefully turn and cook on the other side. Remove from the skillet, cut into 4 wedges and arrange on plate.
*Spread the pulled pork over lettuce, drizzle the ranch dressing over top. The salsa and sour cream are perfect for dipping the quesadilla wedges or for adding to the salad.
The flavor combinations of warm pork, bbq sauce and ranch dressing is so delicious.
Here is a recipe for Pulled Pork Sliders. These are a great food option to serve at ball games or any concession stands.
HERE is recipe for bbq pulled pork, homemade rub, and homemade bbq sauce.