6 Creative Cornbread Salads

Tomato-Cornbread Salad with Avocado and Cilantro on a white plate
Photo: Jillian Kuhlmann

Cornbread salads are a fun twist on the beloved baked bread. Excellent for using up leftovers, or making a salad heartier than simply lettuce, cubed pieces of cornbread are mixed up with an array of ingredients like cheese, veggies, bacon, and creamy or tangy dressings. You can toss everything together and serve up a delicious cornbread salad, or layer it together in a trifle dish for extra flair at your next potluck.

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Cornbread Salad

Cornbread Salad

The homemade cornbread in this salad is infused with green chiles and cumin for a punch of flavor. It's layered up with a creamy ranch sauce, bacon, pinto beans, and plenty of veggies.

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Mexican Cornbread Salad

Mexican Cornbread Salad
Mitzi Ponce Keys

"This south-of-the-border cornbread salad is made with Mexican-inspired ingredients and is perfect for any summer barbeque," says recipe creator Jose. Each bite is packed with spicy cornbread, salty bacon, sharp Cheddar, and a refreshing blend of vegetables.

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Cornbread Salad I

Cornbread Salad in a glass bowl

The homemade ranch in this dish — made from mayonnaise, sour cream, and ranch seasoning — is full of flavor and thick enough to not create a soggy cornbread salad. Reviewer PAULDI says, "Absolutely the best salad recipe ever! Every time I make it there aren't any leftovers and everyone asks for the recipe."

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Southwest Chicken and Corn Bread Salad

Southwest Chicken and Corn Bread Salad in a glass bowl
Stasty Cook

Hearty enough to be a meal on its own, this Tex-Mex cornbread salad features chicken, pinto beans, and bacon. Be sure to serve it in a clear glass container so all the colorful layers can be displayed.

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Overnight Cornbread Salad

Overnight Cornbread Salad in a glass bowl

You only need five ingredients to whip up this unique cornbread salad recipe. Prepared cornbread is mixed with mayo, bell pepper, red onions, and tomatoes. Once it's allowed to sit overnight, the result is a creamy side dish that won't have any leftovers.

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Tomato-Cornbread Salad with Avocado and Cilantro

Tomato-Cornbread Salad with Avocado and Cilantro on a white plate
Jillian Kuhlmann

Creamy avocado, ripe tomatoes, and cubed cornbread are the trio behind this colorful dish. It's the perfect summertime salad to bring to your next potluck or picnic.

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