Cornbread Salad Recipe
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Cornbread Salad Recipe – BBQ Ranch

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Cornbread Salad Recipe – BBQ Ranch: An easy side dish recipe that’s perfect for a barbecue, dinner time with the family or a potluck dinner!

I’ve been on a salad recipes kick lately I know, but man alive they’re good, aren’t they? So full of flavor and so many variations.  But cornbread salad? I know…

Cornbread Salad Recipe

Cornbread Salad Recipe – BBQ Ranch

Alright, I get it. Cornbread salad? But for real, the first time I tried this, it was like the heavens parted, the birds were signing and I felt like twirling around like Snow White.

Ok maybe that’s a little much, but just know that I mean business when I say how happy I am that I discovered another side dish I could make for dinner or to take to a potluck.

Can you agree that it’s super tough to come up with a recipe OTHER than a garden salad, green bean casserole, baked beans, and scalloped potatoes when someone says

If you could just bring a side dish, that would be great.

I used to panic at the thought of “Crap. What can I make and take with me that a gagillion other’s won’t be bringing?”

Well, now I know! Boom! And you can too… you’ll want to make this. Not only does it have gorgeous, vibrant colors, but the flavor combination is DYNAMITE!

Boxed or Premade Cornbread

For this recipe, I just grabbed a box of the Zatarain’s Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread mix and made it according to the package directions.

Heads Up: If you’re using the boxed mix that I used, make sure you have cheddar cheese, butter, milk and egg to make it! Or, you can sometimes find jalapeno cheddar cornbread already made at your local grocery store!

Or if you’re looking for more of a slightly homemade recipe, I included a jalapeno cornbread recipe in my Slightly Homemade Dinners cookbook that you’ll adore!

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread for Cornbread Salad

In a large bowl, break up the cornbread and use a fork to break it all down into a crumble.

Break up the cornbread for the salad

Next, toss in the remaining ingredients (I save the dressing for last), and gently mix it all together until all of the dressing is evenly distributed.

Chop up the ingredients for the cornbread salad

Mix together veggies with the cornbread

sprinkle cheese on to cornbread salad

Cornbread Salad ingredients: How to make cornbread salad

Combine ingredients in bowl for cornbread salad

Add bbq ranch dressing to the cornbread salad

Cornbread Salad Recipe

Would you look at that? Aren’t the colors OUTSTANDING together!?

I absolutely love carrying this dish into a potluck dinner or serving it as a side dish at dinnertime.

How do you make cornbread salad

I’m not going to lie… I will just eat THIS for a meal sometimes. I don’t need anything else to satisfy my tastebuds!

Side dish: cornbread salad

Cornbread Salad Recipe
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Cornbread Salad Recipe

Cornbread Salad Recipe - BBQ Ranch: An easy side dish recipe that's perfect for a barbecue, dinner time with the family or a potluck dinner!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread salad recipe, easy side dish, side dish recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 116 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 1 box prepared jalapeno cheddar cornbread I used Zatarain's Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Mix
  • 4 slices cooked bacon chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup bbq ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, break up the cornbread and use a fork to break it all down into a crumble.

  2. Next, toss in the remaining ingredients (I save the dressing for last), and gently mix it all together until all of the dressing is evenly distributed.

Recipe Notes

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 

Nutrition Facts
Cornbread Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (about 1/2 cup))
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 201mg 8%
Potassium 83mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4.1%
Vitamin C 11.5%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 thoughts on “Cornbread Salad Recipe – BBQ Ranch

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  1. Liz says:

    This salad looks incredible! I never thought about adding cornbread to salad!

    1. Jessica says:

      Salads with lettuce are MUCH healthier I’m sure, but I can’t resist this! Lol!

  2. Chana says:

    When I saw the title, I had the same reaction as your first sentence haha. I love cornbread but have never heard of a cornbread salad. I suppose it makes sense after all. This really looks delicious and it actually seems very easy to make!

    VR,
    Chana, http://www.weforthree.com

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha, right?! YES! You should definitely give it a try! Thank you!

  3. What a fun take on panzanella!

    1. Jessica says:

      Yes!!! It’s so so good and so easy to make! 🙂

  4. Jamielyn says:

    Delicious! Need to make this soon!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Jamielyn!! Yes for sure!

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