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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cornbread Salad


There are a lot of versions of this recipe going around.
I tried one on Pinterest and then tweaked it to our liking.
We like it a lot and I've made it several times already.
If you've never tried cornbread salad, you really should,
especially if you like Mexican food!


Betsy's Cornbread Salad

One box of Jiffy Cornbread mix.
Mix up batter according to directions on the box
and then add 1 t each of
chili powder, oregano, and cumin.
Add 1 T sugar and 1 small can of chopped green chiles.
Bake in a greased 9x9 pan at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Toothpick test.

Cool completely before cutting into 1" squares.

The dressing.... 
1/2 c ranch dressing
1/2 c sour cream
1 T sugar
1 t lime juice
Whisk and chill until ready to use.
(sometimes I just use plain old ranch dressing and that is all)

To assemble the salad, layer ingredients below
in a large bowl.

cornbread cubes
 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can corn (drained)
 1 diced tomato
 1/2 diced green pepper
 1 small diced cucumber
the dressing ~ place dollops randomly
1/2 c chopped cilantro
1 c shredded cheese

Use half of each ingredient so you can repeat and have
2 layers of each.  For instance, use half the cornbread,
half can of black beans, etc.

Do not stir.  Chill until ready to serve.
Enjoy!





114 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely fabulous!
    Now, do you think I could do it?
    Honest opinion ROFL
    So far I can follow just two of the instructions without further study:
    1. Do not stir
    2. Enjoy

    But Rome wasn't built in just one day, was it?
    I bet that is a huige hit in your household.

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    1. If you can bake a cake, you can do this. :) Baking the cornbread is probably the most difficult part.

      I'm glad to know you have not stirring and enjoying down pat, though. lol.....really laughed at that one. :)

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    2. LOL Love making you laugh.
      Done a funny story on Plato about my visit to see the Magic Flute when I was three would you believe and being terrified!! LOL
      Don't expect you to hear the music but the story should amuse.

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    3. Can't wait to read the funny story about Plato! Will it be on your blog soon?

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    4. Your wish is my command - Done:
      http://platosprocastinations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/the-magic-flute-wolfgang-amadeus-mozart.html

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    5. haha...oh good! So, how many wishes do I get? ;)

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    6. Just one if you are a good girl!! lol
      Two, if you can identify your anonymous commenter - how strange, isn't it?

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    7. Well crumbs! (as you would say! haha) I can't identify her...or him. ...not with such a generic comment. She has a very bland looking face, don't you think? And I even like grey. hahaha.....

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    8. Might be The Queen of The Night!!

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    9. Watch out, the mountain will split in two! ha.

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    10. Ha! Take cover!

      Oh geesh...poor anonymous will never come back after reading all this! I'm going to blame you. lol....

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    11. OK I think we'd better give the Queen of The Night and Anonymous some Cornbread Salad as a peace offering.

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    12. What a great idea! I'll make a double batch...and serve it with spoons. (no knives! hahaha...)

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    1. LOL
      The masked man!! (or woman) with no signature.

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    2. Pat, the rhyming cat has someone named "R" that says "great post" every single day.
      Maybe this is a friend of R's and they would have said 'looks great' no matter what it was. :)

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    3. I hate anonymous comments.....
      I will NOT allow them....
      Aren't I bossy? Hahaha!

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    4. I don't mind them...I have a lot of non-bloggers that comment..but they use their names, which is nice.

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    5. Yes...I have non-bloggers as well.....but...I just don't like when they don't put their name!
      Just me.....

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    6. It rarely happens...but it is so much better if they say who they are. I had an anonymous commenter tell me months ago that they were disappointed I didn't go on a picnic like my summer fun to do list said I would. Wow. Disappointed? I couldn't believe it. It was my list...and all in fun. No rules to complete it all. Geesh. haha....I still don't know who that was.

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    7. Shhhhhh.....it was Eddie! Hahaha!

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    8. haha...oh, that's funny. I think Eddie went to bed. He'll have to confess in the morning. :)

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    9. Not guilty!!! lol
      I don't know Linda! What an accusation!!! Now would I really do something like that? lol
      Can't be me can it because this person is a man (woman) of very few words, two in fact, "Looks Great!" . . . . and am far more verbose!

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    10. Better change to my authentic email and motif otherwise you might think the chap above IS the infamous "anonymous"

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    11. I think it's you, Betsy, to promote yet more conversation!! LOL

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    12. haha...see!! You have multiple profiles. It must be you! :)

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    13. Naa! Tell you who it is!!

      Your not so secret admirer!!
      ROFL

      You know you're not by yourself in thinking I have dual or even treble personalities!! lol

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    14. haha....I think he's too stingy to own a computer.

      multiple profiles...it's like imaginary friends when we were little! ha.

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    15. I think it could be The Mister!! lol

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    16. Ha Ha! . . . . . . I wonder if Anonymous will appear or own up!!
      I think you should do a post about anonymous commenters and invite them to step forward and be recognized.

      And with that I am having a bite to eat and then cutting the back lawn and doing some pruning. Weather a little better now.
      BFN. Bye for now. Oh and yes I do remember as kids we played imaginary friends.

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    17. and I'm off to the grocery. The frig is empty! ;)

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    18. Even with Eddie's suggesting a mask, you never once thought of me?

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    19. Nope! Not even with the promise of a wish to come true. haha.

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    20. haha...can't believe that was you! It sounded like a computer-generated comment like "R" leaves. Gloria didn't even tell us! And she usually knows when it's you!

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    21. I've always wondered how Gloria knows...

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    22. I'm sure she would say she just knows you. :)

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    23. Haha the true? I think was Fox because he sonetimes forget sign lol

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    24. Well, you would have guessed right! haha.

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    25. So it was The Silver Fox!!
      I was going to suggest it might be Santa who visits around Christmas time, saying "Ho Ho Ho"
      He might have wished to remain incognito out of season LOL

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    26. Aw, that one IS you, Ed! I detect a British accent in that Wooooo! lol.....

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    27. LOL Correct, Betsy - obviously you have a degree in ESP
      Crumbs! The little green men if they are reading this will think we are all stark raving bonkers!!

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    28. oh my word...I haven't laughed that hard since....well, since we were here last night! :)

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    29. You know I did The Sunday Roast once!
      How about if we did a Trans Atlantic double comedy show once a fortnight? Thou and Moi!
      Thinking it might be fun!
      Any ideas? Thinking!

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    30. Oh gee...being your sidekick would certainly be a hoot!

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  3. What a scrumptious and colorful looking salad! It sure made for a nice photograph, didn't it? I've never heard of cornbread salad but it does look delicious!

    Admiring you from afar, Sunshine!
    Vince x

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  4. Oh boy, I can't wait to make this. It's like a over the top taco salad. I'm getting back in my routine today, and it does feel good. I love the picture you took and this will be added to my cookbook I'm making. Sending hugs.

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    1. I think you'll like it! It has a little bit of everything in it. Glad you're getting back into the routine and I can't wait to see your cookbook! :)

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    2. Betsy, I has this idea of making a binder cookbook with the plastic page savers, using a full page with picture and recipe. I've got a lot of them from the computer. The front of the binder has a plastic sleeve, so I took a picture of me in the kitchen wearing my apron and checking something in the crock pot for the cover. I plan to make 4 so each of my kids can have one. Might have it ready for Christmas, and then they can add pages too.

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    3. Ooh...look! You got your hair cut in between comments! LOL! :)

      What a great idea for your cookbook! Your kids are going to love those!

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    4. Had those scissors in my pocket...hahaha. I hadn't noticed. Did some profile changing today!!

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  5. I've never had this but it sounds and looks delicious! Lin and I enjoy Mexican food. The spicier the better for me but he enjoys the milder flavors.

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    1. That's exactly how the mister and I are...I love it blazing hot and he likes it mild. This is mild....but you can always put a bottle of hot sauce by your place setting. haha. Avocado would be yummy in it, too.

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    2. Anything with Avocadoes! Hey, how about Avocado Ranch dressing?! I just may have to try this!!

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    3. That would be really yummy! Great idea!

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  6. And......vegetarian to boot! Awesome....
    Looks like a really nice summer meal....dining El Fresco!
    Hopefully........soon!
    I am putzing around....this and that....love it!
    Enjoy your evening....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)
    Linda:o)

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    1. It will be a staple around here this summer! Love those meals that can be made ahead a couple of hours and are ready to pull out and serve when it's hot outside. We'd freeze eating it out today, though, wouldn't we? haha....

      You putz and I putter...haha...so fun, isn't it? A lazy, enjoyable way of getting things done. :)

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  7. Wow! That looks great. Wonder if it would make a good potluck entree or if the cornbread cubes would fall apart if they set too long?

    I don't like my cornbread sweet, so I'd probably leave out the extra sugar.

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    1. I think it would be fine if you assembled it right before you left for the potluck! We ate the leftovers the next day...not as good as fresh, but still very edible just for us.

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    2. p.s...the extra sugar might help the bread crisp up and brown...and that might help it keep it's shape.

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    3. I guess I'd have to try it out two times...with and without the extra sugar :-)

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    4. haha...what a great excuse to make two batches!

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  8. Looks yummy!! Kind of like a Mexican version of the Italian panzanella which uses bread! xx

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    1. Hey...you're exactly right! It is like that!

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  9. Sounds delicious and would be very filling. We love Mexican dishes.

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    1. We do, too! Yum! And I think this one is really pretty, too!

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  10. I have that same recipe and love it! I layer in a trifle bowl and it looks so pretty!

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    1. I think I looked at your recipe when tweaking mine..yes, they are very similar! Yum! I need a trifle bowl! It's on my wish list! :)

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  11. Looks tasty - never tried cornbread salad before. I like Mexican, not my most favourite food, but I do like it. There is a new Mexican restaurant near me that I have been to twice and LOVED it - El Catrin. Really cool décor too.

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    1. Mexican is one of my favorites. I wonder if we have that restaurant down here....I'll have to look and see!

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    2. As far as I know it is one-of-a-kind. It is right where I live in the Distillery District. They hired one of Mexico City's top chefs as well as one of their top muralists to create this massive mural indoors that is backlit. It took three Mexican artists (including Oscar Flores) 100 days to create the mural. It is fun and macabre at the same time. They make guacamole at your table - so fresh! And the dishes are extraordinary. Small servings of things - almost like tapas. I could eat there every day! Huge heated patio. It also boasts Canada's largest mescal and tequila bar with over 120 different labels. It's quite the experience.

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    3. That sounds like a really neat place...good food and beautiful, unique surroundings! Lucky you!

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  12. Looks good and I will have to try this version.

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  13. Not even something I can pick out of it at my zoo
    How mean of you lol

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    1. not even a cucumber
      or a bite of green pepper?
      no tomato
      or black beano?
      ha.

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    2. Nope, not a one
      More for you under your sun

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    3. You've sworn off veggies at your sea?
      Now you're really perplexing me!

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  14. hmmm...i never thought to add cornbread to salad...
    sounds delicious though...

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  15. this sounds wonderful, like nothing I have ever eaten!

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    1. When you get settled in your new home in the woods, you need to try it! :)

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  16. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    1. Are you sure? Because you don't sound sure. lol...

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    2. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!
      (very sure)

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  17. Looks good! My husband's favorite cornbread was jiffy. Then I found the best cornbread at Costco, but they only sell it around holidays, so now I keep a big box (not hard for costco items) in my second freezer for all year round. :-)

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    1. I wish we had Costco! I wonder why they think it's a holiday thing. I make it all the time.

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  18. Cornbread salad is one of my most favorite dishes.ever. I love your additions to the recipe I use. YUUUMM!!

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  19. I don't know how I missed this - never seen the recipe. Yours does look delicious and I will definitely make it. Everyone in my family really likes Mexican flavors so I know it will be a hit. Thanks!

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    1. Oh, if you all like Mexican food, then you will love this!

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  20. Hi Betsy - I love this sort of salad .. rustic and peasant like .. suits me down to a T.

    Cheers and now I'm hungry .. Hilary

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    1. that is a good way to describe it, too!

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  21. I love every ingredient and they are now on my shopping list. Thanks!

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  22. I love this Salad! Cornbread is one of my favorites!! =)
    I'm going to have to make this recipe very soon!

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