Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Creamy Lemon-Dill Dressing

Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Creamy Lemon-Dill Dressing


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This tasty salad is perfect for evenings when you're looking for a light meal that can be made quickly. It takes just over 30 minutes to make from scratch, or you can prep many of the ingredients in advance.

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Serving Size / Yield

2-3 servings


  • 3 Tbs. reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs. plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 C. chopped fennel bulb
  • 1/3 C. julienne-cut carrot
  • 1/4 C. thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 1 1/4 lb. cooked peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1 15.5 oz. can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz. trimmed watercress (about 1 bunch)

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Combine reduced-fat mayonnaise, yogurt, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, dill, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add fennel and next 4 ingredients (through beans); toss well to combine. Combine oil, watercress, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons juice, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; toss gently to coat. Divide watercress mixture evenly among 4 plates; top each serving with 1 1/2 cups shrimp mixture.

Tip: For a flavor variation, try arugula and basil in place of watercress and dill. You can also substitute chopped rotisserie chicken for shrimp.

Reviews (5)

  • Hi calicocat, thank you for pointing that out- we have removed this recipe from the "vegetarian" section.

    Flag as inappropriate ksteed  |  October 15, 2010

  • Vegetarians do not eat animals. Shrimp are a part of the animal kingdom, therefore this is not a vegetarian dish. This would still be delicious sans shrimp, however.

    Flag as inappropriate calicocat  |  October 11, 2010

  • the recipe sounds great, but it's not vegetarian - if you eat seafood, you are a pescatarian, not vegetarian, sorry :(

    Flag as inappropriate vttrish  |  December 16, 2009

  • There are many vegetarians who will eat fish and seafood and still consider themselves vegetarian. Thank you.

    Flag as inappropriate hmarshak2  |  November 5, 2009

  • Is shrimp vegetarian food?

    Flag as inappropriate dominogurlz  |  September 13, 2009

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