Garlic Lover's Shrimp and Green Bean Salad Recipe -
Garlic Lover's Shrimp and Green Bean Salad Recipe

Garlic Lover's Shrimp and Green Bean Salad

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"Marinated shrimp and green beans come together in a garlic rosemary sauce to create an unforgettable salad. This dish is great for entertaining, since it is even more delicious the next day."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place garlic cloves, 1/4 cup olive oil, key lime juice, rosemary, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt into a blender; puree until smooth. Combine shrimp and marinade in a resealable plastic bag. Marinate at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Place an oven rack in the topmost position and preheat oven on the broil setting.
  3. Pour the shrimp and their marinade onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Broil in preheated oven 3 to 4 minutes per side until the shrimp are opaque. Once cooked, pour everything into a bowl and place into refrigerator.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender; drain and rinse with cold water. Drain excess water from the chilled beans and place into a large bowl.
  5. Heat remaining 1/4 cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in minced garlic and onion, cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent. Pour the oil over the beans, add shrimp mixture, and toss. Season with garlic salt, and pepper; mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Mix in crumbled feta before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 21, 2007

Fantastic! I give out very few 5 star ratings, but this one deserves it. I usually don't tinker with recipes the first time I make them, but the directions seemed rather redundant with too many separate steps. So here's what I did: I marinated the shrimp for about two hours (it was the fully cooked, peeled, deveined, frozen kind that I thawed under cold water), sauteed the garlic and onion in a bit of oil, added the beans after a couple minutes, than added the shrimp when the beans started to be crisp-tender. After about five minutes in the skillet, I transferred all to a bowl which I placed in the freezer to cool quickly. At first bite, I thought it might be better warm, but I had forgotten the feta. With the feta added, this was a wonderful cold salad! The garlic was not overpowering and the rosemary was a really nice subtle flavor. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 25, 2011

Thanks for posting the recipe Made the recipe the day before Flavor was great - eye appeal was terrible - onions looked stringy and green beans were covererd with white specks. Very unappealing. I would not serve this to guests but would adjust for appearances and cook again because the flavors were so good. I bought an herb and garlic Feta that was creamy - and had a very difficult time turning it crumbly.

Jan 20, 2011

Excellent combination of ingredients. Like some others I sautéed the shrimp (I like to play with my food when cooking) and steamed the beans. I splashed in 3 or 4 tablespoons of stock after combining all of the ingredients. We were too impatient to wait for it to chill so had it warm. It was delicious and since there was a little leftover we'll get to try it the way it was meant to be eaten too. I can hardly wait to try it with beans fresh from the garden.

May 14, 2008

Loved it! I added thin sliced red onion and some large cherry tomatoes cut in half. Only used 2tblspns of evoo and the juice of a whole lime, salt and fresh cracked pepper and a garlic clove crushed for the dressing. I really liked the feta with the beans which I steamed. Very healthy and will make again! Thanks!

May 23, 2009

My boyfriend and I just made this dish last night. It was great! We decided to saute the green beans instead of boiling them because we like our veggies to have a crunch to them. :) We also sauteed the shrimp instead of baking them. Then we combined the cooked shrimp and green beans and sauteed them together for a few minutes.

Jan 27, 2009

I made this recently for lunch with a friend and we loved it served with a green salad and hummus with pita bread.

Jan 04, 2009

This was very good - make sure you don't forget the cheese. I forgot to add the feta the first day so I thought it was missing salt. Also, it tasted better the next day so it is a great dish to make ahead.

Jul 04, 2008

My family and freinds loved this ..will make again.


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  • Calories
  • 374 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 31.3 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 704 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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