Easy Shrimp and White Bean Salad – Today, we are making a hearty salad. It is a very filling dish, you could serve this as a salad or main course. This recipe is quite easy and can be ready in about 20 minutes. Minimal prep work, and not a lot of cooking either. Perfect weeknight recipe.
Easy Shrimp and White Bean Salad
A good salad allows each flavor to combine and contrast with the others. Here, tasty shrimp heat in a mix of aromatics and crushed red pepper. The mellow white beans temper the spiciness. Peppery arugula adds another layer of flavor. The flavors play so well together.
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- 1 pound shrimp shelled tails off, peeled and deveined
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 cans cannellini beans rinsed and drained
- 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup chicken stock if it gets too dry
- 3 handfuls arugula leaves
- Prepare shrimp, buy taking off the shells, tails and devein. (Most shrimp in stores today comes already deveined.)
- Heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat
- Add and sauté the onions and red bell pepper, about 3 minutes
- Season with salt & pepper and the crushed red pepper
- Add garlic and sauté 1 minute
- Add cannellini beans (rinsed and drained) and allow them to warm, about 2 minutes
- Add salt and pepper to taste for the beans.
- Add raw shrimp and fold into the onion/pepper/beans mixture. The shrimp will cook in that mixture
- When shrimp is cooked (skin has turned pink or orange), add the grape tomatoes
- Fold grape tomatoes in the heat briefly (30 seconds)
- Use a slotted spoon and serve over a bed of arugula (or any salad green you like)
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