Shrimp Salad on a Croissant with White Bean "Mayo"

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Author Notes: I love any sandwich on a croissant - chicken salad, roast beef, egg salad - but especially shrimp salad. I like to put it on mini croissants and serve as an appetizer or just on a large one for a great summer lunch. When thinking of this contest and possible temperature issues, I always fear the mayo combined with the protein thing. I'm not sure this solves it, but the white bean mayo is sure a great substitute for regular. I'm envisioning mixing it with horseradish for roast beef or with garlic for an aioli.inpatskitchen

Makes 3 or 4 sandwiches, depending on how much you pile on

For the white bean mayo

  • 1 cup cooked, rinsed and drained white beans (Northern or Cannellini)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable or canola oil (or a little more if necessary)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Puree the beans, lemon juice, mustard, salt and agave nectar in a mini processor until smooth. Add the oil and process until you get a mayo-like consistency.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the sandwich

  • 2 cups chopped, cooked peeled and deveined shrimp (I used a one pound bag of 36-40 count shell on Key West Pinks)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced dill
  • 3/4 cup white bean mayo
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 croissants, split
  1. Combine all ingredients except the croissants. Divide the salad among the croissants. Try to keep as cool as possible before serving.

Tags: Sandwiches, Summer

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about 1 year ago lisina

loooooooooove the idea for the white bean mayo! can't wait to try it!!


about 1 year ago inpatskitchen

Thanks lisina! I know it's a little unconventional but it works!


about 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank you! It's kind of like a thin dip and tastes almost like the real thing.

about 4 years ago wssmom

White bean mayo? Genius!