Zydeco Salad

"Recipe courtesy of B&C Seafood, Vacherie, LA adapted from Alton Brown's cookbook "Feasting on Asphalt". Take this to your next covered-dish dinner or picnic. Finding the Italian olive salad-the chopped olive spread that's an essential component of a muffaletta sandwich-is the trick. If you can't find it at the megamart do a search on 'Zaar, there are many authentic recipes. If you have Minor's Kalamata Olive Base, be SURE to use it in the olive spread. Three Bean Salad: B&C Seafood uses "READ" brand of three-bean salad. If you can't find it at your grocery store try www.senecafoods.com. The olive salad and canned beans marry into the lettuce and tomatoes. Zydeco comes from "les haricorts cont pas sales", which means "The beans aren't salty", an expression for hard times when there wasn't enough salt meat to season the beans. So this salad, with it's three different beans, is actually zydeco and the musical genre is named after it. Food is facinating stuff. Edited 5-18-09 I just made another batch of this, found a huge jar of the bean salad at Costco. This is so good, I could live on this salad. You really need to try this one. I made my olive salad from scratch this time with both kalamata and green olives, and will continue to go this route."
Zydeco Salad created by breezermom
Ready In:


  • 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can 3 bean mix, drained
  • 8 ounces italian olive salad


  • Place the lettuce on a platter or serving dish. Top with tomatoes, then the
  • olive salad, then the three-bean salad. Serve immediately.

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  1. Thom B.
    I used this recipe straight out of Mr. Brown's book. I'm not big on salads, but this one is a HIT! easy to make and delicious!
    I added marinated artichoke hearts to the salad & DH loved it. He is eating it again for lunch today. Made for 123 HITS
  3. breezermom
    Zydeco Salad Created by breezermom
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    Zydeco Salad Created by breezermom
  5. breezermom
    Beautiful salad. The color combination is very appealing, plus it has one of my favorite things in the world in it....olive salad. I used Central Grocery olive salad brought back from New Orleans by a co-worker for this recipe! This is a meal in itself, but I made it to go with Recipe #373619 373619. I used andouille sausage in it, and all the flavors of the salad and the traditional New Orleans Red Beans and Rice went together beautifully. Thanks for a great recipe. Made for ZWT5 Family Picks for the Saucy Senoritas!


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