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I have mentioned before how much I enjoy shrimp. For me this salad is one of those perfect summertime salads, it can be served as a light dinner with some fresh homemade bread or you can enjoy it for lunch. To make it lighter use fat-free mayonnaise. By all means use fresh ingredients from your garden if possible! This easy salad makes about 9 servings.Shrimp 'n Shells Salad

Shrimp and Pasta Salad

8 oz uncooked small pasta shells
1 cup mayonnaise
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup buttermilk
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 ½ tsp minced fresh basil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ cup frozen peas
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
2 scallions, thinly sliced

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. While the pasta is cooking make the dressing. Combine the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, buttermilk, onion, parsley, basil salt and pepper in a blender; cover and process until blended.

Drain the pasta and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl combine the pasta, shrimp, peas, tomato and scallions. Add dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.Shrimp 'n Shells Salad

Perfect with a glass of wine on the deck!Shrimp 'n Shells Salad

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15 comments on “Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Helen Fern on August 8, 2016 1:10 pm

Beautiful salad! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

Marie on August 9, 2016 12:30 pm

I love avocado! What a great addition to the salad. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

Nancy Wolff on August 9, 2016 9:40 pm

Marie,
I’m always trying to find ways to sneak avocado into a meal! 🙂

Jess on August 9, 2016 8:43 pm

Such a neat recipe for Summertime! 🙂

Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Nancy Wolff on August 9, 2016 9:37 pm

Jess,
I just love this salad for summertime!

Colleen on August 12, 2016 10:15 pm

I can’t seem to get enough of shrimp this summer. I’m putting them on BBQ deviled eggs this weekend. No shame or guilt! This Shrimp & Pasta Salad looks lovely!

Nancy Wolff on August 13, 2016 1:42 pm

Colleen, Deviled eggs and shrimp sounds like a wonderful combination!

April J Harris on August 13, 2016 1:16 am

Your Shrimp and Pasta Salad looks delicious, Nancy! Love the fresh herbs and veggies you’ve added too. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

Crystal Green on August 14, 2016 3:21 am

I’m sure my mother-in-law would love to use this recipe. They eat seafood quite a bit. Unfortunately, I’m deathly allergic to it so my family doesn’t get to enjoy it as much.

Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors on Friday at 12AM EST.

Nancy Wolff on August 14, 2016 4:17 am

Crystal,
So sorry to hear you are allergic to seafood!

Marla on August 14, 2016 8:16 pm

Hi Nancy,
Another great recipe for a hot summer day that sound so refreshing and tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned

Miz Helen on August 15, 2016 5:45 pm

This salad looks delicious and is perfect for a hot August day. Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

swathi on August 15, 2016 7:54 pm

Shrimp pasta salad looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

Nancy Wolff on August 15, 2016 10:11 pm

Your welcome Swathi!

Elaine on August 16, 2016 1:28 pm

This salad looks amazing!! i too love shrimp!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Pinned!

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