Party easy: Healthy, elegant salads for parties
Shrimp and white bean salad
2 lbs. uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 cups canned white beans
6 Tbs. white vinegar
4 tsp. olive oil
4 pinches red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
4 Tbs. chopped cilantro
Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
8 cups packaged mesclun greens
2 lemons, cut into wedges
- Steam shrimp over boiling water in a covered pan until cooked through (shrimp will become opaque). Cool under cold running water. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl.
- Drain canned beans, reserving 4 Tbs. of juice. Rinse beans under cold running water and drain well. Transfer beans to the bowl of shrimp.
- Stir in vinegar, oil, red pepper flakes, oregano, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve the shrimp salad over mesclun greens and garnish with lemon wedges.
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Special video bonus: Mandarin Orange Salad
Here's a video showing how to prepare a gorgeous Mandarin Orange Salad to serve along with your main dish salads for a refreshing, fruity contrast. Mandarin Orange Salad Recipe