Shrimp and white bean salad

Serves 8

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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Drain canned beans, reserving 4 Tbs. of juice. Rinse beans under cold running water and drain well. Transfer beans to the bowl of shrimp.
  3. Stir in vinegar, oil, red pepper flakes, oregano, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve the shrimp salad over mesclun greens and garnish with lemon wedges.

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