Shrimp and Cannellini Beans Antipasto

This refreshing shrimp and cannellini bean antipasto can also double as a light lunch or supper. It is perfect for steamy summer weather when turning the stove on would be unthinkable.

Serves 4


  • 3/4 cup Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of one large lemon plus the zest
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons capers in salt, well rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 pounds cooked and shelled medium size shrimp (20 to 40 per pound )
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, but in half
  • 1 14-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and well rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot or spring onions
  • 8 slices crusty bread, grilled or toasted
  • Ingredients


  1. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, zest, salt, capers, parsley and celery salt in a bowl.  Add the shrimp and toss well.  Cover and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour or prepare the day before and refrigerate.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the cannellini beans with the remaining olive oil, tomatoes and shallots or spring onions.  Cover and allow to stand for 30 minutes.
  3. When ready to serve, combine the cannellini bean mixture with the shrimp and transfer to a shallow platter.  Serve with slices of grilled bread.

This recipe was featured on Season 22 - Episode 2222.

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Leann Meek

Not only was this recipe super easy it tasted WONDERFUL! I used Mary Ann’s technique to cook my shrimp.I would also take this recipe without the cannellini beans and serve over pasta.this recipe is a keeper!

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