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Montego Bay Shrimp and Bean Salad

No recipe image available.A delicious, low-fat tropical shrimp and bean salad tossed with a coconut Dijon mustard dressing.

Recipe Ingredients:

Coconut Dressing:
1/4 cup light coconut milk
2 tablespoons fat-free honey-Dijon dressing
1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
2 to 3 teaspoons granulated sugar

3/4 cup water
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1/2 cup uncooked rice
8 to 12 ounces cooked peeled, deveined shrimp
1 (15-ounce) can blackeyes or pink beans, rinsed, drained
1 cup cubed fresh or jarred mango
1/2 cup cubed cucumber
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions and tops
1/4 to 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Coconut Dressing: Mix all ingredients. Makes about 1/3 cup.
  2. For Salad: Heat water and coconut milk to boiling in medium saucepan; stir in rice. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until rice is tender and liquid absorbed, about 20 minutes. Cool.
  3. Combine rice and remaining ingredients, except Coconut Dressing, in salad bowl. Pour Coconut Dressing over and toss.

Makes 4 servings (about 1 cup each).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 302; Fat 7g; % Calories from Fat 19; Potassium 804mg; Carbohydrate 52g; Folate 158mcg; Sodium 952mg; Calcium 93mg; Protein 12g; Dietary Fiber 13g; Cholesterol 0mg.

Recipe provided courtesy of The Bean Education & Awareness Network.