Recipe by USA WEEKEND Pam Anderson
"This tomato-cornbread salad -- a riff on panzella, the Italian peasant classic designed to revive stale bread -- relies on ripe, juicy tomatoes to moisten and flavor the dry bread. After salting the tomatoes, give them a little time to release their juices."
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1/2-inch cubed cornbread made from an 8.5-ounce box mix
1 1/2 pounds
tomatoes, stemmed and cut into medium dice
salt, to taste
medium garlic cloves, minced
red onion, cut into small dice
chopped fresh cilantro
ripe avocados cut into medium dice
red wine vinegar
Ground black pepper, to taste
This was excellent. I used a batch of cornbread off the corn meal box, 4 large vine-on tomatoes (can't wait for my garden tomatoes to ripen!!), doubled the cilantro, and only used one avocado. Also had no red wine vinegar so used cider vinegar instead. This is a great recipe to modify for what you have on hand; I can't wait to make it again.
Good and different. The onion was so overpowering, though, so I will do maybe 1/4 rather than 1/2 large red onion next time and I put 3 avocados in, but they were pretty small, and I still couldn't get enough of the taste. Next time I will put 4 or 5 avocados in, and make them bigger chunks.
This recipe goes well with a Mexican themed dinner. I served this with chicken enchiladas and spanish rice. It was a hit. Make sure to bake the corn bread until it is crispy, or it will get too mushy. For best results, add the corn bread just before serving.
I really liked this. I was making for only me for lunch so I scaled it was down and pretty much just eyeballed everything. I used some green onions that I have instead of the red onion and I left out the cilantro because I didn't have any. Really nice, summery, simple, and pretty healthy lunch :)
This is AMAZING!! It has such great flavor...I even burnt my cornbread and it was still sooo good. I didnt have red wine vinegar, so I used balsamic and it still turned out amazing! This is a great side dish, lunch or snack. Its my new favorite!!
This was delicious! The sweetness of the cornbread contrasts nicely with the other flavors. I used leftover cornbread I had made and frozen (recipe from this site). I also added some bell pepper (chopped really finely) and a dash of lime juice. It took me a long time to dry out the cornbread (about an hour and a half in the toaster oven) but it was worth it because it had a nice crunch. This recipe is going in my favorites!
This is fantastic as is! However if you want to make it incredible...add some crumbled bacon. I've also added a can of rinsed white beans to add some protein for a delicious one dish meal.
Fun way to use up left over cornbread. Amazing salad; just make sure to eat it right after you toss the cornbread with other ingredients, otherwise it will get soggy. Very creative and tasty recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tomato-Cornbread Salad with Avocado and Cilantro
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 133
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