Lodge Salad Like Smokey Bones

"This is my favorite thing to order at Smokey Bones, a place popular for BBQ and watching sports. Darden Restaurants closed a lot of the locations and sold the rest to another company in 2008. This is my own copycat version of the salad, not an official restaurant recipe. This is very filling even as a vegetarian salad without the chicken or shrimp; at Smokey Bones they give you an unrealistically huge portion - making this recipe only serve four. Use any dressing you like; I really love Recipe#318828 however it's not an exact replicate of Smokey Bones' dressing."
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  • Toss all ingredients together.
  • Top each serving with grilled chicken or a shrimp skewer, if desired.
  • Serve!

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  1. Great salad, we love sesame sticks and sunflower seeds. I left out the pecans and wasabi peas. I used ranch dressing but I think thousand island or honey mustard would also have been good. My husband suggested bacos next time.
  2. This makes a huge salad. We loved the combination of flavors. I toasted a couple of tortillas to go with and had a wonderful meal. Thanks!
  3. Love the crunchy bits in this outstanding, different salad!
  4. This was my favorite salad in the world when they had it at Smokey Bones. I was so sad when they got rid of it. I made this last night, but I have to admit I didn't measure anything and I used glazed pecans. I used a mexican cheese blend and Hidden Valley spicy ranch dressing. It was amazing! Very close to Smokey Bones.
  5. I brought this to a dinner party as a side salad, so I did not include any meat in it. I made the dressing specified (actually I had previously rated it VERY favorably anyway) and used all the ingredients called for except the toasted pecans. I was out, so I used honey roasted peanuts. This was fabulous and I will definitely make it again as a meal salad! Thanks for posting!



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