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SOUTHWESTERN CORNBREAD SALAD

What happens when you mix southern cornbread with southwestern flavors?  You get this delicious flavorful Southwestern Cornbread Salad.

What do you need to make this Cornbread Salad?

You will need cornbread, whole kernel corn, black beans, bell pepper, red onion, fresh tomato, bacon, boiled eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, Ranch dressing, Mexican seasoning, and Salsa.

HOW TO MAKE SOUTHWESTERN CORNBREAD SALAD

HOW TO MAKE SOUTHWESTERN CORNBREAD SALAD

 

HOW TO MAKE ONE DISH SOUTHWESTERN CORNBREAD SALAD

 

This is my version of the Cornbread Salad I grew up eating.  My Southwestern Cornbread Salad includes black beans instead of the usually pinto beans, plus corn, bell pepper, purple onion, chopped tomato, grated cheddar cheese, sliced eggs, and a dressing combination of Ranch dressing, Salsa, and Mexican or Fajita seasoning. Cornbread salad usually has pinto beans in it and is topped with Ranch dressing.  My husband said this salad is a southwestern, southern cornbread salad.  Whatever you want to call it, it turned out to be a delicious combination.  Use a large bowl.  This salad feeds a crowd.  

If serving this cornbread salad as a side dish, it will serve at least 20 people.

TIPS: 

  • You can reduce the amount of this salad by using one can of corn and one can of black beans.
  • If you are not a southwestern fan, top this salad with Ranch dressing. 
  • Make a homemade cornbread or use a 16-ounce box cornbread.
HOW TO MAKE SOUTHWESTERN CORNBREAD SALAD
Ingredients for Southwestern Cornbread Salad
HOW TO MAKE SOUTHWESTERN CORNBREAD SALAD
Crumble the Cornbread in a large bowl.
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Mix the Ranch, salsa, and the Mexican seasoning. Add this to the top of the salad.  Let the salad rest in the refrigerator for about an hour.  The dressing will run down to the bottom of the salad.  Next, Add the cheese on top.  Serve extra dressing on the side if needed.  The first time I made this salad, I added 1  1/2 cups of dressing.  The salad was a little too soggy.  I think a cup of dressing is perfect. 

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Southwestern Cornbread Salad

Southwestern Cornbread Salad


  • Author: DIANE @RECIPESFOROURDAILYBREAD
  • Category: SALAD
  • Cuisine: ENTREE

Ingredients

  • A Skillet of Cornbread (see my recipe) or 16 ounces boxed cornbread, baked
  • 2 cans Whole Kernel Corn, drained
  • 2 cans Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped small
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped small
  • 1 large fresh tomato, chopped
  • 8 pieces of bacon, cooked hard and crumbled
  • 4 boiled eggs, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 Salsa
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican seasoning

Instructions

  1. Crumble the cornbread in a large bowl, save about 1 cup of cornbread to garnish on top.
  2. Add the drained corn and black beans.
  3. Pour half of the dressing on top.
  4. Chop the bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes and add to the salad.
  5. Cook & Crumble the bacon and add it to the salad.
  6. Slice 4 boiled eggs and layer in the salad.
  7. Add the rest of the dressing.
  8. Top with 2 cups of shredded cheese.
  9. Add a cup of the crumbled cornbread to the top of the salad.
  10. DRESSING
  11. Mix ranch dressing, and salsa, plus two teaspoons Mexican seasoning.

 

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16 thoughts on “SOUTHWESTERN CORNBREAD SALAD”

    • I truly appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a comment. Cornbread is one of my favorite food being raised in the south it was always on the table. This salad turned out really yummy!

      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  1. Diane you always bring in a winner and this is no exception. I looks so good! Can’t wait to see what you bring to the Wonderful Wed Blog Hop next week – you make us all look good!!! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  2. i love a colorful salad and this one has a whole bunch of my favorites! I found your recipe over at the Treasure Box Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1l4cu0j. Have a wonderful day!!

    • Lori,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I will definitely stop by and link up with Tastebuds Tuesday. I will also make sure I am following your social medias.

      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  3. Diane, you have done it again! I am ready to dig right in! Southwestern flavors and cornbread…Yes!

  4. Omg, I never would have thought to put cornbread in salad, but this looks amazing and so very tasty. You know I pinned and got to tell you my grandmother always made a mean cornbread when we were younger, so totally reminded me of this, too 🙂

    • Janine,

      I love hearing stories and seeing pictures of your grandmother. I am thrilled to know she made cornbread. Thanks for all your support always!

      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

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