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Layered Mexican Cornbread Salads

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Every bite is interesting in this Southwestern treat. The mason jar presentation displays all the crunchy fruit and veggie goodness, and the cornbread croutons are a terrific buttery finish.

Cheri Liefeld Recipe by Cheri Liefeld
June 25, 2012

Ingredients

Cornbread Croutons

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ cornbread & muffin mix
Milk, melted butter and egg called from on cornbread & muffin mix pouch
1
tablespoon canola oil

Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1
clove garlic
1
to 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 medium)
1
tablespoon honey
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
to 3/4 cup canola oil
Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Salad

1 1/2
cups mixed salad greens
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup chopped tomatoes
1/2
cup chopped red onion
2
avocados, pitted, peeled and chopped
1
mango, seed removed, peeled and chopped
2
red bell peppers, seeded, chopped
1
can (15.25 oz) whole kernel corn, drained

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven as directed on cornbread mix pouch. Make cornbread as directed on pouch, using milk, melted butter and egg. Cut one-fourth of cornbread into cubes; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Toss with 1 tablespoon canola oil. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are browned. Remove from cookie sheet to bowl.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in blender, place all Vinaigrette ingredients except salt and pepper. Cover; blend well. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3 In 4 (8-oz) jars, layer Salad ingredients starting with mixed salad greens. Top each salad with 2 tablespoons Vinaigrette. Cover jars with lids; shake. Remove lids; top each with cornbread croutons. Cover jars again. Serve salads with slices of remaining cornbread.

Expert Tips

If making the salads ahead and refrigerating for several days, store cornbread croutons separately so they stay dry and crisp.

If you’re short on time, buy pre-cut onions and mangoes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
755.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat
54.9g
84%
Saturated Fat
5.2g
26%
Sodium
545.8mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
63.4g
21%
Dietary Fiber
16.9g
68%
Sugars
23.4g
Protein
11.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
215.20%
215%
Calcium
8.10%
8%
Iron
16.40%
16%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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