Herbed Shrimp and White Bean Salad

<p>Herbed Shrimp and White Bean Salad</p>
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Shrimp is the star of this main course salad that is full of white beans, colorful veggies and topped with a lemon juice vinaigrette.


4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

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Recipe Time

Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 326
Fat 15.7 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Monofat 9.2 g
Polyfat 3.3 g
Protein 28.9 g
Carbohydrate 17.4 g
Fiber 4.8 g
Cholesterol 172 mg
Iron 4.5 mg
Sodium 494 mg
Calcium 136 mg


1 red bell pepper
4 cups arugula, loosely packed
1/2 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
Cooking spray
1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted


1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Halve bell pepper lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place halves, skin sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 12 minutes or until blackened. Seal in a paper bag. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel; chop. Combine bell pepper and next 6 ingredients (through beans). Combine rind, juice, garlic, oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Add shrimp, lemon mixture, and nuts to arugula mixture; toss.