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 – 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!
In a large bowl, break up the cornbread and use a fork to break it all down into a crumble.
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.
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.
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!
Cornbread Salad Recipe
- 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
- In a large bowl, break up the cornbread and use a fork to break it all down into a crumble.
- 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.
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