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!
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.
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!
This was beyond fantastic. One of the tastiest dishes I have EVER made!!
Thank you for the quick response. This is sure to become a favorite of mine.
What order do you put ingredients in the jar?
Stephanie Brubaker says
Hi Linda! You layer them in the order they are listed in the recipe. Here is the recipe link http://backforseconds.com/southern-cornbread-salad-recipe/2/ Hope you enjoy! This is one of my favorites!
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!!
Stephanie Brubaker says
Hi Chris! Not dumb questions at all 🙂 Yes, I used bottled ranch dressing and salsa. Fresh salsa would be just as good though! We love this salad, hope you enjoy it as well!
I’ve never heard of cornbread salad, but I’m anxious to meet it!
Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom says
These look so fun, I have a serious addiction to cornbread!
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
I’m always down for an excuse to eat cornbread!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
So adorable in the mason jar! I love this salad!
Cate O'Malley says
I never would have thought to make something like this … and now I want it. Looks so good!
kristy @ the wicked noodle 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!
Serene @ House of Yumm says
Love this recipe! Loving all the flavors. Plus anything I can put into a jar is a win!!
I’m absolutely positive I could eat this for lunch all week long! Yum!
I love that you made it in a Mason jar! This would be perfect for lunch at work.
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!
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
Now that sounds interesting! I’m not usually a big cornbread fan but I bet this stays nice and moist!
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom.com says
What a unique salad. Such a cute idea to serve in jars.
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
Cornbread salad? I totally have to try this!
The Food Hunter says
I love the jars!
Ginny McMeans says
I just love this ‘in a jar’ recipe and it looks really good too!
Paula - bell'alimento says
This does my Southern heart good!