Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Lemon Dressing

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto

The mix of chicory greens creates layers of textures and flavors from mild to somewhat bitter. It's a great combo with the sweet shrimp and big hit of lemon.

Yield: Serves 4
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 424
  • Calories from fat: 55%
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fat: 27g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g
  • Fiber: 8.9g
  • Sodium: 773mg
  • Cholesterol: 172mg

Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium (36 to 42 per lb.) peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • About 7 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/4 pounds mixed chicories (endive, escarole, frisée, and radicchio), cored, half sliced into ribbons, half torn into 4- to 5-in. pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 can (15 oz.) white beans, drained and rinsed

Preparation

  1. 1. Toss shrimp, garlic, thyme, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1 tbsp. oil in a medium bowl to coat.
  2. 2. Heat a large frying pan over high heat. Add 1 tsp. oil and about one-quarter of chicories; cook, stirring frequently with tongs, until just beginning to wilt, about 30 seconds (greens will continue to wilt as they stand). Transfer to a large bowl. Cook remaining chicories the same way, adding about 1 tsp. oil per batch.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, whisk together 4 tbsp. oil and 1/2 tsp. salt, the parsley, zest, and juice in a small bowl.
  4. 4. Reduce heat under pan to medium-high. Add shrimp and cook, turning occasionally with tongs, until shrimp are cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add beans and chicories and cook until warm, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with two-thirds of lemon dressing. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.
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