This is one of my go-to potluck recipes that I've been making for probably six or seven years. I adapted it from a Southern Living recipe (can you tell I love Southern Living yet?) and I never fail to bring home an empty bowl. It's a real crowd pleaser, very easy to make, and what about those layers, eh?
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Here are my notes:
-I think this salad is best chilled for several hours before serving, so it's a great make-ahead dish. Just don't make it too far ahead.
-This is a great way to use up leftover cornbread.
-You could substitute green onions for the red onions, but I love that little bit of color. And speaking of red onions, just why are they called red onions when they are clearly purple? Who's bright idea was that, huh?
-Frozen, thawed corn would also work well.
-I think some freshly squeezed lime juice would be great between the layers. I didn't do that, but it's a thought.
-Any kind of shredded cheese will do. I used Colby jack this time.
-The dressing is pretty thick so I spoon it on in little globs, then use an offset spatula to smooth the globs into an even layer. I've coined this method the glob-smooth method. Only highly sophisticated cooking terminology on this blog, people.
-The cilantro is optional, and if I was making this only for myself, I'd definitely throw it in. But this past week I took this salad to a revival at my church and I didn't want to offend the cilantro haters because I'm sensitive to others like that. That and the fact that the cilantro at my grocery store looked like it had been through a hurricane. If you are a cilantro lover like me, you might want to consider adding it to the dressing as well as sprinkling some on top.
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (262g)|
|Recipe Makes: 10 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 414 (69%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 46g||61 %|
|Saturated Fat 13.6g||68 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 12.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 17.6g|
|Cholesterol 67.1mg||21 %|
|Sodium 1159.5mg||40 %|
|Potassium 422.8mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 34.7g||10 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.5g||18 %|
|Sugars, other 30.1g|
|Protein 14.6g||21 %|
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Calories per serving: 597
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