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Cornbread Panzanella

Posted to Recipes, Modern, Inspiration, Food by Lorin Laxton

Recipe By: Donna Levy

Serves 8

  • 2 Cobs of corn, husks removed
  • 1 9 x 9 pan of cornbread, your favorite recipe
  • 1/2 Cup Scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Jalapeno, minced
  • 1 Avocado, peeled, pitted & diced
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded & diced
  • 1/3 Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/3 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 TBSP Lime Juice
  • 5 TBSP Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic, chopped
  • 2 TBSP Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 TBSP Honey


Heat oven to 350. Cut cornbread into 1 inch cubes. Place on a baking sheet and toast in oven till golden brown and crisp, about 15-20 minutes, turning bread cubes once. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Heat grill to high. Rub ears of corn with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Grill, turning frequently, until corn is charred and heated through, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from grill and cool. Cut kernels from cobs and reserve.

To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together, the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cilantro and honey. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a large salad bowl, combine the corn, cornbread, green onions, minced jalapeno, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, and cheeses. Drizzle dressing over the salad and toss well. Serve immediately. 

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