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This cornbread salad takes the layered salad to a whole new level. Everyone has their favorite cold layered salad that they make for family gatherings or office parties but give this cornbread salad a try. It is very user-friendly – make it one time and you never need to look at the recipe again. Plus, it is easily adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. The recipe uses a packaged cornbread mix, but many readers make their favorite cornbread recipe, or use leftover cornbread. Add a layer of leftover holiday turkey or ham and make this a main dish salad. If you make this in the spring or summer, toss in some cold, boiled shrimp or a layer of pulled pork. Add different toppings and garnishes, such as diced avocado, cilantro, or limes, to make it a Mexican cornbread salad with unique flavors. This salad gets better if you let it chill 2 or more hours, so this is an ideal make ahead recipe. 

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Makes 10 to 12 servings


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  • Prepare cornbread according to package directions; cool and crumble. Set aside.

  • Prepare salad dressing according to package directions.

  • Layer a large bowl with half each of cornbread, lettuce, and next 6 ingredients; spoon half of dressing evenly over top. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients and dressing. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.