Cornbread Salad

This layered salad features cornbread, black-eyed peas, corn, tomatoes and Cheddar cheese with a garnish of crumbled bacon and a creamy homemade dressing that soaks into the mix.

Cornbread Salad
Active Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins


  • ¼ cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 ½ cups cornbread cubes (1-inch; see Tip)

  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black-eyed peas, rinsed

  • 2 cups corn kernels, fresh or thawed frozen

  • 1 small romaine heart, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut into halves or quarters

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 4 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled


  1. Whisk buttermilk, sour cream, pepper, dill, garlic powder, onion powder and salt together in a medium bowl until combined.

  2. Arrange cornbread cubes in the bottom of a medium trifle dish or medium glass bowl. Layer with black-eyed peas, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, Cheddar and bacon. Top with the buttermilk dressing. Cover and refrigerate until the cornbread has soaked up some of the dressing and the lettuce is still crispy, 2 to 3 hours.


We love the fresh taste of homemade cornbread, but any cornbread will work well here.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

172 Calories
5g Fat
26g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 172
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 8g 15%
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Vitamin A 1181IU 24%
Sodium 275mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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