Layered Mexican Cornbread Salads

Layered Mexican Cornbread Salads

Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen shares how to make a grab-and-go salad.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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) Green Giant® whole kernel corn, drained
  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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.