Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Serve these as heavy hors d'oeuvres or as a light holiday supper all season long.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together balsamic vinegar and next 4 ingredients in a bowl. Stir in shrimp and next 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.

Step 2

Stir in desired amount of basil just before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Step 3

Note: We tested with Good Seasons Garlic & Herb Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix.

Ashley Mac's, Birmingham, Alabama

Ratings & Reviews

hhishortcake's Review

April 01, 2013
I followed the recipe exactly but decided to put in a medium chunked avacado just before serving. I served the dish with the other appetizers and it was an instant success. Also just as good the next day for leftovers. Easy, healthy and served on a bed of purple lettuce it makes a beautiful presentation. Will use this recipe again and again.

WisJan's Review

November 27, 2013
I made this for book club and it was a hit, especially with the "skinny girls". They commented how it was delicious yet healthy. It was nice to have a recipe I could make the day before. (I marinated the shrimp overnight in a big ziplock bag set in a cake pan. Every few hours I would flip the bag over.--No mess!) I served it in miniature stem cocktail cups with tiny forks. I filled them about 2/3 full 4 hours before the party and refrigerated them. Right before serving, I added a sprig of rosemary standing up for decoration and placed them on a tiered serving tray. It was a hit! The taste was great and the left overs were good for about 2 more days. My only recipe change was to use smaller shrimp because of the small serving cups and add some cubed avocado right before serving.

Myp8nts's Review

January 18, 2013

dianeulland's Review

December 16, 2012

cincizanne's Review

December 16, 2012
WONDERFUL! I have made this about 5 times now. Other balsamic vinegar tastes fine in it but it is not nearly as pretty. The only thing I do differently is to add the tomatoes just before serving. I tried using ranch dressing mix but just did not like it as much as the garlic and herb. Stick to garlic and herb.

CAMOKA's Review

May 16, 2012
I made this according to the recipe the first time and it was great. I then used this recipe as a base and made a lot of changes: used dry ranch dressing instead of garlic and herb, I blanched cauliflower and asparagus, used more tomatoes and added some Jalapeno peppers and substituted cilantro for the parsley. I will serve this as a main dish in the summer. YUM!

tara31's Review

January 07, 2012
I used tomato-basil feta and increased the tomatoes and olives. Excellent side dish with Christmas dinner, and even better the next day!

mwbroome's Review

December 31, 2011

amjara's Review

December 27, 2011
Delicious! Served for Christmas Open House to rave reviews. Make sure you use WHITE balsamic vinegar. I almost had a disaster!

BCKelly's Review

December 11, 2011
This was absolutely incredible!! I added a can of chopped hearts of palm also. Everyone raved about this recipe.