Dec 19, 2011

Tuscan White Beans with Spinach, Shrimp and Feta



Shrimp, white beans and wilted spinach topped with crumbled feta. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this dish is delicious and super easy to make!

In this dish, a touch of vinegar, fresh sage and crumbled feta give this dish a flavor boost without the need for salt. Even I didn't miss the salt, and I like my salt.


And I really think you will love this one pan dish; it's lean, high in fiber and full of flavor!


Tuscan White Beans with Spinach, Shrimp and Feta
Skinnytaste.com
Modified from the The Salt Solution Cookbook
Servings: 4 • Size: 1/4th • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 7 pts 
Calories:
282
• Fat: 6.9 g • Carb: 22.2 g • Fiber: 6.2 g • Protein: 32.5 g • Sugar: 0.2 g
Sodium: 390 mg


Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh sage
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup low sodium, fat-free chicken broth
  • 15 oz can no-salt added cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (Eden)
  • 5 cups baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 oz crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Directions:

Heat 1 tsp oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp until just opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.


Heat remaining oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat and add onion, garlic and sage; cook 4 minutes stirring occasionally until golden. Stir in vinegar and cook 30 seconds.


Add broth, bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Stir in beans and spinach and cook until the spinach wilts, about 2 to 3 minutes.


Remove from heat and stir in shrimp. Top with feta cheese and divide in 4 bowls.

43 comments :

  1. This looks so good! I love shrimp and spinach, so I can't wait to try making this

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  2. What a nice light, clean dish! I LOVE cooking with fresh herbs...I bet this would be good with kale too!

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  3. My husband will love this!

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  4. I am trying oh so very hard to like shrimp...maybe this recipe will help??

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  5. Oh my goodness!! This looks so yummy!! Definitely trying this for dinner tomorrow night : )

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  6. Gina, this looks amazing, but I am very allergic to shellfish. Do you think this would be good with chicken? How much do you think it would effect the points?

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  7. Why don't you just sub. chicken and figure out the points for yourself?

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  8. This looks delicious! The combination of shrimp and white beans looks to die for.

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  9. I would love this, everything about it looks delicious!

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  10. Oh oh oh this really looks good! We may be having this for dinner tonight if I have / can get everything this morning.

    Thanks so much for sharing this one today

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  11. This looks delicious - thanks for posting!

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  12. I am trying Filling Foods so this dish is a winner for that. I can either count the cheese or omit and count nothing!! Thanks Gina....

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  13. Looks fantastic; shrimp and spinach are two favorites of mine. Even my husband will eat this!

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  14. I was thinking about making this for a friend who is receiving medical care and needs meals to be made for her. Do you think this would freeze very well?

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  15. Sure I think this would be great with chicken. Not sure how it effects the points but shouldn't be too different.

    I personally wouldn't freeze the shrimp. I'm not sure if it will reheat well.

    Hope you all enjoy!

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  16. Definitely bookmarking this one, I need to cook more shrimp.

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  17. This looks SO good! I'm a huge fan of the feta/spinach combo, and I love that you added cannellini beans to the mix. What a great way to boost the fiber content of the dish.

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  18. I've been so busy planning our holiday meals that I forgot to think about what we're going to eat for dinner this week. This recipe will be perfect and the best part is that I have all the ingredients on hand! Thank you and happy holidays!

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  19. This looks wonderful. I'm just wondering if my Husband would like this.

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  20. This look delicious! I love anything with white beans and spinach - such a great combo. I still have several sage leaves left in my herb garden so I my use them up for this sometime this week. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. this is such an easy peasy dish, and yummy too!
    please
    can you share where you got the white dish from ???
    its so perfect and cozy for winter meals!!

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  22. Delicious! My husband prepared and added cooked brown rice which further enhanced the taste and healthy ingredients. He also needed to add just a little more chicken broth to get the spinach cooked down. This is definitely a keeper.

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  23. Made this XMas Eve......Everyone LOVED it ( made it w/out sage cuz i ddnt have any)

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  24. Oh. My. Goodness! I made this for dinner tonight and it is AWESOME! Quick, easy, and I had most of the ingredients in my kitchen. So yummy! I'm excited to try more of your recipes! Thanks!

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  25. Isn't that a great dish! Home Goods!!

    Glad you all liked the shrimp!

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  26. I'm making this for dinner as we speak!
    I'm trying to keep things lower carb and was super excited to see this!

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  27. Gina, this recipe was great as usual. For the past six months, I have made three of your recipes every weekend. I usually make one soup, one crockpot and one misc. my family is happy all week. I have all my coworkers making skinny everything. U r awesome. Stephanie

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  28. I made this for dinner, and just finished eating. This dish is amazing. Probably one of my favorite dishes I've made of yours. Gina, thank you for your site, it's definitely helped me lose weight by eating healthier and my fiance enjoys my dinners more.

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  29. I love your blog and just wanted to say that my 10-year old son, who doesn't "like" spinach or beans, devoured this recipe! Thanks!

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  30. This is my favorite dish so far! Delicious!! Thank you, Gina!

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  31. Just made this tonight, delish. I substituted a simple shrimp stock I made with peelings while I prepped the other ingredients. Easy schmeasy and didn't change the points plus values. Definitely a keeper recipe. Thank you!

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  32. I was so happy when I saw this recipe as prawns, feta and spinach are some of my favourite foods. I just made this and it was absolutely delicious, I didn't have cannellini beans so used butter beans instead, I ate it with some boiled rice and the leftovers will be my lunch tomorrow, can't wait. Thanks for such a great recipe Gina!

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  33. Made this tonight ~ delish! I added snow peas (cause I love em), also did not have sage not a fave anyway.... used crushed red pepper and black pepper ~ everyone had seconds!

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  34. I have to comment on this bc it was so so so good! I had to do some variations: i had no sage, so i used fresh parsley.. and I had a lot of liquid even after adding 5 cups of spinach, so i mixed about 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice into the pan to absorb some of it. It was just delicious- it felt like comfort food. I have to say, this site has never failed me and tonight was no exception. Very very good!

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  35. This was a big hit with me and my husband, while my 11-year-old enjoyed the plain shrimp with raw spinach. (At least he ate the vegetables in some form.) Other than subbing a pinch of rubbed sage for the fresh sage, I made no changes. Served with roasted butternut squash and a mini ciabatta roll. We'll definitely be making this one again.

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  36. Could you do this with kale?

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  37. Made this tonight.....added mushrooms and took liberty in putting the steps together and cooking it all at the same time. I am LazyCook.com. : ) This was absolutely delicious, enjoyed by us all. Thank you Gina, I am your loyal follower, if anything, but lazy!

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  38. Gina,
    I am so sick of ham and turkey from the holidays, this is going to be great. I love your site and your recipes are all great. I am loosing weight and learning to love cooking again. Thanks again for all you do!

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  39. This was great! I made it tonight and loved it.

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  40. Considering I've been making quite a few of your dishes, including this one twice, I figured I should start commenting on them. This dish is amazing! You really don't miss the carbs. That said, next time I make it I might serve it with some crusty bread to soak up the wonderful juices!

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  41. This is so yum! I added mushrooms and it was wonderful.

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