Jambalaya Salad Recipe

If you are tired of eating typical salads, Jambalaya Salad is the one you need to try. A New Orleans style salad with shrimp, ham, bacon, rice, and Creole seasonings, this item is full of taste and health.

For example, a few friends are visiting and you want to prepare something different, yet tasty for them. This salad is the one you should go for.

Salads are very good diet food, but excessive use of similar salads makes things very boring. If you are eating same typical vegetable salad every day, you will start hating it one day or another.

It is always better to eat variety of food. It not only helps you enjoy the best taste, but also speedups your metabolism. Jambalaya Salad is very easy to make and has a very delicious taste.

Prep time: 45 min
Boil time: 25 min
Total time: 70 min
Yield: 06 servings
Utensils: Saucepan, burner, large bowl, kitchen papers, knife and refrigerator (optional).

Calories: 280
Fat: 14 g
Cholesterol: 64 mg

Water: 1 1/3 cups
Uncooked long-grain white rice: 2/3 cup
Bacon: 6 slices
Tiny shrimp, drained: 1 (6 ounce) can
Cubed ham: 1/2 cup
Chopped green bell pepper: 1/2 cup
Sliced celery: 1/2 cup
Chopped onion: 1/4 cup
Chopped fresh tomato: 1 cup
Italian-style salad dressing: 3/4 cup
Dried thyme: 1 teaspoon
Chili powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Clove garlic, minced: 1
Salt: 1/4 teaspoon


  • 1

    First of all, take a medium saucepan, and boil the water. Mix the rice, and cover the pan. Don’t ever forget to reduce the heat because too much heat might spoil the taste. Let it boil for at least 20 minutes.

  • 2

    Don’t waste any time. While the rice is cooking, place bacon in a large/deep skillet, and put it on the burner. Just like the rice, it should be cooked on medium-high heat. Cook until evenly brown. Now, drain, cool and crumble.

  • 3

    The third step is all about mixing. You need a large bowl to mix the cooked rice, crumbled bacon, shrimp, ham, bell pepper, celery, onion, and tomatoes.

  • 4

    Now, it is the time to prepare dressing. Whisk together the salad dressing, thyme, chili powder, garlic, and salt. Gently pour all the material over the rice mixture, and toss to coat. The dish is almost ready. Don’t forget to cover it before chilling in the refrigerator.

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