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Southern Cornbread Salad

This Southern Cornbread Salad is the perfect summer side dish for picnics, cookouts, and parties! Full of wonderful flavors, it’s sure to be a new favorite!

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The Best Summer Side Dish! Perfect for parties, picnics, and cookouts! #cornbread #sidedish #salad

I have made this Southern Cornbread Salad a few times, each time making waaaay more than I actually needed for the occasion.  Partially because it always gets gobbled up right away, but also because it’s so so good and I like to eat it for lunch for a few days… it seems to get better and better each day.

Best Cornbread Salad - This is SO good!!! #salad #sidedish #cookout

I love side dishes like this that can be prepared ahead of time. It makes things so much easier to not have to make everything all at once. Especially if you are serving a lot of people! You could even make this the day before serving – I happen to think it tastes better the second day!

I like to use this cornbread recipe for the base. It is sweet and moist, and super delicious!

Southern Cornbread Salad - the perfect summer side dish! #sidedish #salad #picnic

Cornbread Salad

Serves 16-18
This Cornbread Salad is the perfect summer side dish for picnics, cookouts, and parties! With so many flavors and textures - it's sure to be a new favorite!


  • 1 8x8" pan of cornbread (cut into cubes)
  • 1 can pinto beans (14 oz)
  • 2 cups corn (can use frozen or canned)
  • 1 Small Vidalia onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 cups tomatoes (seeded and chopped)
  • 1/2 yellow pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 1/2 green pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 Medium zucchini (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups shredded cheese


Step 1
Layer ingredients in even layers in the order listed into a 13x9" pan or a trifle dish. Cover and chill for several hours before serving. Keep leftovers refrigerated.


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19 Responses to “Southern Cornbread Salad”

  1. This does my Southern heart good!

  2. Ginny McMeans says:

    I just love this ‘in a jar’ recipe and it looks really good too!

  3. Cornbread salad? I totally have to try this!

  4. What a unique salad. Such a cute idea to serve in jars.

  5. Now that sounds interesting! I’m not usually a big cornbread fan but I bet this stays nice and moist!

  6. This dish is completely new to me. It reminds me of a seven layer dip but even better because you use cornbread as the base. I’m definitely intrigued!

  7. Mallory says:

    I love that you made it in a Mason jar! This would be perfect for lunch at work.

  8. I’m absolutely positive I could eat this for lunch all week long! Yum!

  9. Love this recipe! Loving all the flavors. Plus anything I can put into a jar is a win!!

  10. I made something similar to this years ago and it was really delicious! Mine was one large trifle bowl but I love the individual servings you’ve done here much better. Definitely need to try making this again, it looks fantastic!

  11. I never would have thought to make something like this … and now I want it. Looks so good!

  12. So adorable in the mason jar! I love this salad!

  13. I’m always down for an excuse to eat cornbread!

  14. These look so fun, I have a serious addiction to cornbread!

  15. Marly says:

    I’ve never heard of cornbread salad, but I’m anxious to meet it!

  16. Chris says:

    Dumb question, but I just wanted to make sure we are talking about Pre-made (bottled) Ranch dressing. Or, do you make the packaged Ranch? Same with the Salsa? Fresh salsa or jarred? Sorry to ask dumb questions, but this looks and sounds so good, I don’t want to screw it up!! I’m so excited to make this and want to impress my friends!!! Thanks in advance!!


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