Layered Mexican Cornbread Salad Recipe (2024)

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This is another of my Aunt Katy’s original recipes that she gave me permission to share with ya’ll. This Layered Mexican Cornbread Salad is a huge hit at church potlucks and our family gatherings.

While this layered Mexican cornbread salad looks fabulous in a trifle bowl, you can also layer it up in a big pan for large gatherings. It tastes great the next day too (if you have leftovers which isn’t likely!)

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You can prepare this cornbread salad recipe up to 24 hours ahead of time which makes it a great side dish for holidays.

Layered Mexican Cornbread Salad Recipe

Ingredients
2 packs Mexican cornbread mix made according to package directions (Martha White makes a good one)
2 packs ranch dressing mix
2 c buttermilk
2 c mayonnaise
1 lettuce head, finely chopped
2 cans seasoned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can shoepeg corn, drained (use white or yellow corn if you can’t find shoepeg)
1 can mexicorn drained
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 jar green olives
1 can sliced black olives
2 tomatoes
1 bunch green onions, sliced
8oz shredded cheddar cheese

Creating this layered Mexican cornbread salad recipe is definitely a labor of love and you’ll need a tool to make things easier on yourself. One of the tricks to the full flavor of this recipe is finely chopping the ingredients and this chopper tool from Pampered Chef can cut your prep time in half! There are other similar models out there from different brands, but just trust me on this one and invest in the Pampered Chef one. It’s high quality, takes apart and puts together easily, is dishwasher safe, and lasts forever. You can buy it on Amazon so there’s no need to find a Pampered Chef rep.

Directions:

1. Prepare cornbread mix according to package directions. Cool.

2. Mix ranch dressing mix with buttermilk and mayonnaise and refrigerate until ready for use.

3. Crumble ½ cornbread into large glass trifle bowl or 5 quart ice cream bucket (perfect for traveling!) Layer ½ lettuce, 1 can black beans, 1 can corn, red bell pepper, sprinkle enough green olives to cover 1 layer (don’t use whole jar), ½ tomatoes, 1 ¼ cups ranch dressing, repeat ½ cornbread, ½ lettuce, 1 can black beans, 1 can corn, green bell pepper, ½ tomatoes, black olives, green onions, 1 ¼ cup ranch dressing, shredded cheese, and top with bacon bits.

4. Cover and refrigerate at least2 hours and up to 24 hours before serving.

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Mexican Cornbread Salad

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Delectable Mexican cornbread salad recipe that is a hit at potlucks. Comfort food that everyone will love!

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Servings 20

Calories 264 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 packs Mexican cornbread mix made according to package directions
  • 2 packs ranch dressing mix
  • 2 c buttermilk
  • 2 c mayonnaise
  • 1 lettuce head finely chopped
  • 2 cans seasoned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can shoepeg corn drained (use white or yellow corn if you can't find shoepeg)
  • 1 can mexicorn drained
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jar green olives
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 2 to matoes
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • 1. Prepare cornbread mix according to package directions. Cool.

  • 2. Mix ranch dressing mix with buttermilk and mayonnaise and refrigerate until ready for use.

  • 3. Crumble ½ cornbread into a large glass trifle bowl or 5-quart ice cream bucket (perfect for traveling!)

  • Layer ½ lettuce, 1 can black beans, 1 can corn, red bell pepper, sprinkle enough green olives to cover 1 layer (don't use whole jar), ½ tomatoes, 1 ¼ cups ranch dressing, repeat ½ cornbread, ½ lettuce, 1 can black beans, 1 can corn, green bell pepper, ½ tomatoes, black olives, green onions, 1 ¼ cup ranch dressing, shredded cheese, and top with bacon bits.

  • 4. Cover and refrigerate at least2 hours and up to 24 hours before serving.

Notes

I swear I layer this in a different order every time I make it so don't overthink it.

Keyword layered cornbread salad, mexican cornbread salad

Nutrition Facts

Mexican Cornbread Salad

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 264Calories from Fat 189

% Daily Value*

Fat 21g32%

Saturated Fat 5g31%

Polyunsaturated Fat 15g

Cholesterol 22mg7%

Sodium 514mg22%

Carbohydrates 13g4%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 7g14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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If you want another potluck recipe that will knock people’s socks off, try my Death by Spinach dip. Might want to double the recipe because it goes fast wherever you bring it.

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