My family enjoyed this recipe on a hot summer evening. We used basil and arugula instead of dill and watercress. We picked out the beans and gave them to my 10 month old daughter as finger food. She gobbled them up and licked the dressing off her fingers!
Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Creamy Lemon-Dill Dressing
bellymama Posted: 08/09/10
3sacharm Posted: 11/13/08
I thought this salad was good. And I will make it again for myself. However, I can only give it 3 stars as the rest of my family refused to eat it. I think next time I will use cucumbers instead of the fennel for a different flavor.
substance Posted: 09/02/09
Family really liked this, including my 4 year old. I don't love mayo, so I used 4 tbsp Greek yogurt and 1 tbsp mayo, and then thinned it a bit with water since the greek yogurt is so much thicker than regular yogurt. Grocery store didn't have the fennel or the watercress, so I substituted some really thinly bias cut heart celery and shredded some napa cabbage I had on hand in place of the cress. Worked great.
hearth Posted: 05/17/09
This was easy and tasty. I'm always looking for ways to use up fresh herbs I have purchased to make another recipe. In this case, the dill. Very easy on the daily calorie count as well. I will definitely make this again.
dunlappcg Posted: 12/16/09
Great dish!!! My husband who is a 'food critic' gave this five stars. We prefer to make our last meal of the day, light...so this was perfect. I substituted spinach only because I couldn't find really fresh watercress. I will make this again and will also try the arugula/basil suggestion to change it up. This would be great served for lunch or dinner...healthy, light and delicious!
bldnewmom Posted: 07/08/11
Very yummy! Even my 2 yr old daughter loved it! We had it over spring baby greens. I used dried dill to taste since I didn't have fresh! I think this would also be yummy as a shrimp version of a lobster roll. Use the shrimp & bean mixture in a good quality hot dog bun. Love the crunch of fennel and carrots! Will make again!
franMc Posted: 10/06/11
A quick and easy weeknight dinner. Since i used greek yogurt, I added extra lemon juice to thin the dressing. I also added grated lemon peel for extra impact. I did not have dill, so used basil which worked well. I substitued baby greens for the watercress since I had them on hand. Adding the lemon juice and olive oil to the greens really elevated the flavors and brought the dish together. The white beans added a creaminess, and were a surprisingly nice addition. I will make this dish again!
daneanp Posted: 09/24/12
I really loved this shrimp salad with just one exception - I wasn't big on the watercress. Next time I'll sub some mixed greens or even romaine instead. Served with freshly baked breadsticks. Nice, easy weeknight meal.
MaliaJ Posted: 06/05/13
Really great summer salad. I used basil instead of dill, spring mix instead of watercress and skipped adding any extra salt, lemon, etc at the end. Delicious!