Southwest Cornbread Salad


Potlucks can be hit or miss. But there is nothing I like better than a potluck that is a hit! I am lucky enough to have a group of neighbors that are great cooks so whenever we have a neighborhood potluck party I know there will be plenty of good food to try and lots of new recipes to get!

Southwest cornbread salad twist on the cob salad!

Today’s recipe for Southwest Cornbread Salad is one I got a few years ago from a neighbor at our yearly Fourth of July cul de sac party. This salad is a little unique. It is a layered salad made with cornbread and I loved the flavor and texture that the cornbread gave the salad.


Southwest cornbread salad twist on the cob salad!

The salad starts with a layer of crumbled cornbread. I just used the Jiffy Mix! Then you add a layer of lettuce, tomatoes, black beans, corn, a ranch/salsa dressing, bacon, green onions and cheese. And then you repeat all that for a second layer. All kinds of yummy flavors and textures!

Southwest cornbread salad twist on the cob salad!

Next time you want to be a hit at a potluck dinner take this salad. Southwest Cornbread Salad is delicious and something just a little bit different.

Southwest cornbread salad twist on the cob salad!


Southwest Cornbread Salad


  • 1 6 oz. package of Cornbread mix
  • 1 (1 oz.) envelope of Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 1 C mayo
  • 2 C salsa
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 green onions, chopped


1. Mix dressing mix with sour cream and mayo.
2. Add salad dressing to salsa
3. Bake cornbread according to directions, cool and crumble
4. In a large bowl layer using half of all ingredients: cornbread, tomato, beans. corn, bacon, green onions and end with dressing, lettuce and cheese.
5. Repeat the layering process
6. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving

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I’m Leigh Anne and food, family and friends are three of my favorite things. I am the mother of four young adults, a new mother in law and am still trying to adjust to life as an empty nester along with my husband of over 30 years.  I love throwing parties, burying my head in a book and digging in the dirt in my garden.  My husband would tell you I love making messes in the kitchen and craft room and finding junk (treasures) at Goodwill.  I believe that life is beautiful and it is up to us to find and create that beauty.  I love sharing my journey to finding the pretty and delicious in life over at Your Homebased Mom.  You can also visit me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram.

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4 comments on “Southwest Cornbread Salad”

  1. This looks absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks Leigh Anne for sharing!

  2. lisa@ Cooking with Curls Reply

    What a unique salad, it looks and sounds delicious!

  3. I made this very tasty dish for my 4th of July party – it was delicious and enjoyed by all! Thanks for a great new recipe!

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