A warm salad for a cool summer evening. if you are not a fan of shrimp or allergic to shellfish, chicken would be a great substitute. It would be perfectly fine without any animal protein at all ! Eat it like a salad for lunch, side dish for something off the grill or toss is with pasta, this is a light and lovely meal !
1lb cooked shrimp
1 package frozen artichokes, thawed and drained
2 bulbs of fennel, sliced
1 can of white beans
juice of one lemon
10 basil leaves, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp of minced garlic
2 tsp of red pepper flakes
1/4 store bought basil pesto
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375F
Toss oil, fennel, artichokes, basil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic in a bowl and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet
Roast for 45mins till fennel and artichokes and brown.
In a pot, heat pesto and toss in beans and shrimp.
Add the roasted vegetables and toss to coat all the ingredients together.
Serve hot or warm !