The cornbread salad recipe from Southern Living features crumbled cornbread and chopped smoked turkey as the primary ingredients layered in a mason jar. Some other ingredients include shredded romaine lettuce, chopped yellow bell peppers, chopped tomatoes, chopped red onion and diced celery. The recipe also calls for shredded Swiss cheese, crumbled bacon and red onion.
The dressing for this salad is a combination of Parmesan-peppercorn, buttermilk and mayo mixed together. To make the crumbled cornbread for this recipe, simply purchase a package of cornbread mix, follow the directions, and crumble it.
To begin making the salads, place the crumbled cornbread and the shredded lettuce in the mason jars. Next, layer the turkey, peppers, tomatoes, onions and celery over the cornbread and lettuce. Layer the shredded Swiss cheese and bacon crumbles on top, and then top it with the dressing mixture. Before serving, let the salads chill in the refrigerator for three to 24 hours.
For a more Southwestern take on the recipe, try using a Mexican-style cornbread. Instead of using Swiss cheese, use cheddar and Monterey Jack. Replace some of the other ingredients with jalapeños or corn kernels. To make one large salad in a salad bowl, simply layer all of the ingredients into the same dish.