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Bean Salad with Shrimp and Curry Yogurt

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup shrimp mixture and about 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture)
Pair this easy salad with seasoned whole-wheat couscous or grilled bread brushed with olive oil. The flavors marry as the dish stands, so it's a particularly good choice for a picnic or party platter.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Madras curry powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 9 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

Nutrition Information

  • calories 234
  • fat 12.3 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 7.5 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 19.9 g
  • carbohydrate 11.8 g
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • cholesterol 145 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 455 mg
  • calcium 129 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine yogurt, curry, honey, and juice in a small bowl.

  2. Cook beans in boiling water 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Add beans to shallot mixture; toss to coat.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shrimp, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and thyme to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until done. Add shrimp to green bean mixture; toss to coat. Serve with yogurt mixture.

Cook's Notes

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