Shrimp and White Bean Salad

Easy Shrimp and White Bean Salad

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.

Cherry Tomatoes cooking with Shrimp
Cherry Tomatoes cooking with Shrimp

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White Beans cooking
White Beans cooking

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Shrimp and White Bean Salad

Easy Shrimp and White Bean Salad

Peeled shrimp cook in the warmed cannellini beans and halved grape tomatoes are added at the end of the cooking. Serve over a bed of arugula and you have a simple, tasty, and healthy Shrimp and White Bean Salad.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Fish or Seafood
Keyword: Cannellini Beans, Shrimp
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 215kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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
    Shrimp and aromatics cooking
  • 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
    White Beans cooking
  • 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
    Shrimp cooking with white beans
  • When shrimp is cooked (skin has turned pink or orange), add the grape tomatoes
  • Fold grape tomatoes in the heat briefly (30 seconds)
    Cherry Tomatoes cooking with Shrimp
  • Use a slotted spoon and serve over a bed of arugula (or any salad green you like)
    Shrimp and White Bean Salad

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 280.17mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 1.45g | Vitamin A: 1212IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 4mg
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8 thoughts on “Easy Shrimp and White Bean Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    Nice salad! I’d have never thought of pairing white beans and shrimp together but now I can see how they compliment each other perfectly!

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