Zydeco Salad

5 mins (prep 5)
4 ingredients
6-8 servings
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 Italianolive salad-the chopped olive spread that's an essential component of amuffaletta 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.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , <-15-mins , easy , 3-steps-or-less , quick , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (111.01 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 54.72 Calories from Fat 23.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.6g 23.97%
Saturated Fat 0.34g 10.31%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 279.25mg 69.81%
Total Carbohydrate 6.23g 12.46%
Dietary Fiber 0.94 g 22.68%
Sugars 0.06 g %
Protein 2.35g 28.21%
Vitamin A 130.79IU% Vitamin C 0.57mg%
Calcium 47.58mg% Iron 2.14mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
shredded iceberg lettuce, medium tomatoes, salad


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