Friday, October 21, 2011

Cornbread Salad

I first saw this recipe at Home is Where the Boat is & thought it looked like a fun salad.  The recipe actually comes from a Southern Living recipe & can be found here.  Of course, I changed it up to use what I had on hand.  Use what you have & try this out.  Here's how I made this pretty salad for a Fall picnic on our patio.

2  slices of cornbread (SL used a 6-ounce pkg. buttermilk cornbread mix, prepared according to directions)
1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
a small wedge of red cabbage, sliced                                                   
grape tomatoes
2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
3 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
a slice of red onion, chopped
a few slices of deli chicken, chopped
a few florets of cauliflower, chopped
a avocado, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheese
good quality of Ranch Dressing
freshly ground pepper

Crumble the cornbread & layer in the bottom of the glass container.  Layer the rest of the ingredients on top making a colorful salad.  Pour enough dressing on top to coat the salad.  Sprinkle with the pepper.

The recipe says that you can cover & chill for 3-24 hours.  We ended up eating it right away, just shaking the jar with the lid on & then pouring it onto our plates.  It does make for a pretty presentation!!!

Serves 2

I am sharing with:
Seasonal Sundays
On the Menu Monday
Grill, BBQ & Picnic Party
Tea Party Tuesday
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday
Wow Us Wednesdays
Tablescape Thursdays
Pink Saturday


  1. This IS a pretty salad and it is one I have never made. I'll have to give this one a try.

  2. Happy Pink Saturday Kitty, Your Cornbread Salad looks interesting. Thanks for sharing. Linda

  3. Anything with ranch dressing is a winner in my book! Sounds really good. Happy Weekend!

  4. How pretty is this presentation?! Beautiful!! They say we eat with our eyes first & I can almost taste this.

    Someone brought a cornbread salad to a pool party in FL one time & I remember that it was delicious & I begged them for the recipe. I've never made it though...~blush~...I think I'll go dig it out & compare it to yours. It was REALLY good!

  5. I have been curious about this salad ever since seeing it in the magazine. Now I'm just going to have to try it. I'm sure it is delicious and it's just BEAUTIFUL!

  6. I saw it there too and thought I would love to make it. Yours is just beautiful too. Love the jar that you placed it in. I am sure it tastes as good as it looks!

  7. All your ingredients sound & look delicious! Everything in a jar is more fun to eat and convenient for transporting too~ love your embellished jar! Thanks for the shout out :)

  8. Beautiful presentation and my mouth is watering! A recipe I have to try! Happy Seasonal Sunday!

  9. That is a great idea! I looks so pretty in that jar too.

  10. Kitty,
    This sounds perfect for a Saturday afternoon lunch or Sunday evening dinner! With just "Mr. Ed" and I can be made up the night (or morning) before and poured into our plates on the minute! Thanks for sharing such a lovely, quick and "keeper" recipe!!!

  11. I am definitely going to give this recipe a try. I love how you served it in a jar with a pretty flower. Your presentation is so beautiful. I am planning a southern style BBQ next summer and I think I will definitely have to use this. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

  12. Hi Kitty,
    I just love your presentation of your great salad in that jar. I actually have an antique jar like that and I can hardly wait to try this great salad in my jar. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a wonderful COOL day!
    Miz Helen

  13. I have never heard of this salad...I will have to try it! Thank you, it looks delicious!
    Blessings My Friend,

  14. I just love the presentation in the jar. It is so beautiful. What a fun salad. It looks so delicious and it would be really wonderful to serve something this beautiful.

  15. Looks like a great salad and for some reason, I now have a hankering for a hard boiled egg:@)

  16. Hi Kitty,
    I sure am glad that you brought that great salad today. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Kitty - this is so neat! I love the layered look of it in that jar. I think this will for sure be done when I host the Thanksgiving "LEFTOVERS" party....yes, I have yet to be graduated into hosting actual thanksgiving at my house, but I get everyone for LEFTOVERS on Sunday! HA!

  18. This looks like a very delicious and colorful salad. Wish I had a fork to dig in with you. Thanks so much for joining me at the Grill, BBQ, and Picnic Party!


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