L – Lundi Gras Red Bean and Rice Salad

Lundi Gras Red Bean and Rice Salad

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During the A-Z Blog Challenge I will bring Dave Ramsey Fans recipes from across the web and around the world that contain BEANS and RICE. As part of the challenge I would love for you to share a link to your favorite budget friendly recipe that starts with the letter of the day.


Lundi Gras Red Bean and Rice Salad

From NOLA.com


For dressing:

  • 1/3 cup Steen’s cane vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
  • 1 large clove garlic, put through press
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning, or to taste
  • 2/3 cup olive oil

For salad:

  • 5 cups cooked and drained red beans, rinsed
  • 5 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • 2 cups diced cooked smoked sausage or ham
  • 3 cups seeded and diced fresh tomato
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped purple onion, plus more for garnish
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese for garnish
  • Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish


  • In very large mixing bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients except olive oil until well blended. Drizzle in olive oil, whisking until emulsified.
  • Add beans, rice, sausage or ham, tomato, celery, bell pepper and one-half cup of the red onions to dressing; toss gently to combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. Taste and adjust salt and pepper. Garnish with additional chopped purple onion, shredded cheese and parsley or cilantro.

Please see actual website for pictures and detailed instructions – NOLA.com

Please share your favorite recipes and enjoy the A-Z Challenge.


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