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Cornbread Salad Recipe

Cornbread salad is a delicious and unique way to enjoy the flavors of Southern cuisine. This dish is a combination of crumbled cornbread, fresh vegetables, and tangy dressing, making it a great side dish or even a light meal on its own. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know to make a delicious cornbread salad.

 

 

— Ingredients :

 

  • 1 pan Cornbread
  • 1 cup red onions diced or sliced thin in rings or half rings
  • 1 green pepper deseeded and diced
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1 15 ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 pound bacon chopped and cooked
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1 ounce packet dry ranch dip mix (Hidden Valley)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 fresh jalapenos deseeded and sliced
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup sliced pickles

 

 

— Preparation :

 

LAYERED VERSION:

Chop up the raw bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook in a frying pan until crispy. *This may need done in batches. Remove crisp bacon pieces with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel to soak up the extra grease.

Crumble the cornbread.

 

Chop up red onion, green pepper, and tomato. Slice and de-seed the fresh jalapenos. **slice a few red onion rings, and tomato slices for the topping and set aside.

 

In a small bowl mix the sour cream, mayo and ranch dip mix together.

 

In a large salad bowl start by layering half the crumbled cornbread in the bottom

Next sprinkle half the onion, green peppers, tomatoes, beans, corn, bacon, and jalapenos over the cornbread.

 

 

Spoon half of the dressing over the vegetables and smooth out. And sprinkle with half the cheese.

 

Repeat this order of the layers with the other half of the ingredients, and then decorate the top with a few sliced red onion rings and jalapeno slices. Serve fresh

 

MIXED VERSION:

Chop up the raw bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook in a frying pan until crispy. *This may need done in batches.

 

Remove crisp bacon pieces with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel to soak up the extra grease.

 

 

Crumble the cornbread in the pan and set aside.

Chop up all the vegetables: red onion, tomatoes, green peppers. Slice and de-seed the fresh jalapenos. **optional ingredient of diced pickles is delicious

 

Reserve ¼ cup of shredded cheese, 9 tomato slices, 5-7 pickle slices and set aside for topping.

 

In a small bowl mix the sour cream, mayo and ranch dip mix together.

 

In a large salad bowl, toss all the ingredients together, including the drained cans of corn and beans.

 

Decorate the top by sprinkling the reserved shredded cheese, tomato slices, and pickle slices.

Serve fresh

 

 

— Notes and Variations:

 

  • If you don’t have time to make homemade cornbread, you can use store-bought cornbread mix or even crumbled cornbread from a cornbread stuffing mix.
  • This recipe can be made vegetarian by omitting the bacon and adding more vegetables or a vegetarian protein source, such as tofu or tempeh.
  • You can customize the salad to your liking by adding different vegetables or toppings. Some popular additions include diced tomatoes, avocado, or jalapeños.
  • If you prefer a sweeter dressing, you can add more sugar or use a honey mustard dressing instead.

 

 

— Nutrition Information:

 

This recipe makes about 8 servings, and each serving contains approximately:

 

480 calories

32g fat

35g carbohydrates

13g protein

4g fiber

7g sugar

 

While this recipe is not the most nutritious, it’s perfect for special occasions or as an occasional treat. If you’re looking to make it healthier, you can use low-fat or fat-free mayonnaise and sour cream and reduce the amount of cheese and bacon. You can also add more vegetables or use a mix of different greens to increase the fiber content.

 

 

In conclusion, cornbread salad is a delicious and unique way to enjoy the flavors of Southern cuisine. With its combination of crumbled cornbread, fresh vegetables, and tangy dressing, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering. Give this recipe a try and enjoy the delicious flavors of the South!

 

 

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