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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  1. says

    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!

  2. 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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