Super Easy Smoked Southwest Salad Recipe

Nothing says summer like a pulled pork sandwich prepared for a hot afternoon get together.  In this post, I share one of my favorite things to do with pulled pork leftovers: Smoked Southwest Salad Recipe.

Smoked Southwest Salad Recipe

This recipe was inspired by summertime pulled pork leftovers.  The really cool thing about smoked meats from the summer BBQ is you can freeze it to use year-round. I hope you will take advantage of the print option on this post.

Pulled Pork Summer Time Salad Recipe

4 servings


  • 16 oz of Pulled Pork (or other smoked meat such as beef, chicken or turkey)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup of sweet corn ready to serve
  • 3 cups loosely packed torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups crushed corn tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • Ranch Dressing
  • BBQ sauce


  1. Heat pulled pork. Set aside
  2. In large salad bowl toss remaining ingredients except the dressing mix (Ranch / BBQ Sauce)
  3. Mix Ranch and BBQ sauce together - drizzle on salad.
  4. Top with pulled pork
  5. Crush corn tortilla chips on top


Substitute Tony Roma’s Pulled Chicken for the Pulled Pork. Follow recipe directions.

Note: Smoked beef, chicken or pork taste amazing in this salad.  I’ve even tried my brothers’ famous smoked turkey in this dish!

Pulled Pork

I recently made my own pulled pork using my pressure cooker during the winter months.  IT was super easy to do and taste almost as good as summertime on the BBQ pit smoker.   If you want to create this meal in a hurry you can use pulled pork from your local restaurants like City BBQ or Sonnys.  I’ve also tried the pulled pork they have prepared at Costco stores in this recipe.

Let’s Connect

Are you looking forward to trying some new recipes in the days to come? I’d love to hear about it so let’s connect. Please share a comment letting me know what you think at the bottom of this post.

Happy Summer,


Bren Haas

Bren Haas

Bren Haas is the creator of GardenChat which is the first online gardening social community using social media. Her website features gardening tips and tricks, recipes, travel ideas, product reviews, and social media how-to help from her personal and unique experiences.

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