or similar small pasta, such as mini shells (about 2 cups uncooked macaroni), thawed and patted dry, or use roughly chopped peeled and deveined cooked shrimp. To make gluten free: Use gluten-free pasta noodles (be VERY careful not to overcook them, and drain them immediately). Click on the photo to read more about me. Learn how your comment data is processed. I hope you enjoy the pasta salad, Charlotte! It’s my Grandma Eve’s recipe, so you know it’s going to be awesome (aren’t Grandma recipes always awesome?). Or if Pinterest isn’t your style, bookmark this post! I’m so happy that you enjoyed it, Jackie! Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. They just weren’t what I expected to see in a macaroni salad recipe, at least not this one. Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. All Rights Reserved. A few suggestions: You also can enjoy it as we do: all on its own as a healthy, all-in-one meal. Set aside. Welcome to The Life Jolie! For more information, please view our Blog Policies and Disclaimer. Meaty chunks of shrimp, crispy celery and onions and tender pasta covered in a creamy and super flavorful dressing. Privacy Policy. Is anyone else hoping potluck season lasts forever? Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat, sprinkling generously with salt and pepper. The flavors aren’t too strong, so it pleases a variety of palates. Linking back and pinning are always welcome and appreciated! Like the original recipe, it has a creamy dressing, baby salad shrimp, and is super duper easy to make. Shrimp Pasta Salad is also easy to make ahead and highly portable. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until you're ready to serve. Kardea Brown invites friends over for an afternoon Lowcountry cookout and fires up the grill. Letting it sit in the dressing a little bit helps it all meld together and deepens the flavor. Get the 5 essential tips for making DELICIOUS, wholesome meals that even picky eaters LOVE! Copyright 2014-2019 - Jolie Ventures, LLC. It is your pasta salad after all! If you’re not serving a crowd, or you don’t want as many left overs, half it. Perfect for potlucks. I can remember so many meals that include this shrimp pasta salad and everyone raving over it. Unlike the original, however, this Shrimp Pasta Salad is bright and nutritious. Your email address will not be published. Please let me know how the recipe turned out in the comments section below! Make it ahead. Shake off as much water as possible. So when I finally got the recipe, I was a bit surprised by some of the ingredients. All of the above are ideal qualities when you’re brainstorming a side dish to bring to a potluck or BBQ. This summer Shrimp Pasta Salad is a lighter spin on the Southern shrimp pasta salad that I remember making frequent appearances at our church potlucks and family reunions growing up. Shrimp Pasta Salad comes together in minutes and is a crowd pleaser! You have many choices! Then make my Grandma’s Very Best Shrimp Macaroni Salad! © 2010 - 2020 Well Plated by Erin. If you can, buy shrimp that’s already cooked, it’s one less step for you. Everyone will be back for seconds! Perfect for the Summer. Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice in a medium bowl. That said, Shrimp Pasta Salad is and should be a laidback affair. Don’t forget to follow The Life Jolie on Pinterest for more recipe inspiration! Place the shrimp on the grill pan (or in a grill basket on the grill) and cook, flipping once halfway through, until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. Up until now I’m sad to say I had never made it. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the dressing ingredients: Greek yogurt, lemon juice, honey, white vinegar, Dijon, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. I can vouch from experience that Shrimp Pasta Salad tastes especially delicious when eaten out of a Tupperware container on a picnic blanket with friends. Enjoy directly from the fridge or at room temperature. I love to know what you are making! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Prepsgiving is your FREE guide to making a delicious Thanksgiving feast the easy way. Let the colander with the pasta sit in the sink or on a towel to continue draining while you prepare the rest of the salad. I'm the author and recipe developer here at wellplated.com and of The Well Plated Cookbook. Shrimp Pasta Salad goes with most any main dish you’d find at a classic BBQ. I don’t know what it is, but it just keeps calling me back to the fridge for one more bite! Taste and adjust the seasoning as desired. Shrimp Pasta Salad - Easy Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad Recipe Thank you! Prepsgiving is your FREE guide to making a delicious Thanksgiving feast the, cooked as per package directions to al dente, cooked and roughly chopped into large chunks. It’s one of those things I will make and then go back to all day, every day to nibble on. Follow @wellplated on Instagram, snap a photo, and tag it #wellplated. Let’s keep the conversation going- join my Facebook group! Kardea Brown grills up sweet Carolina shrimp for a delicious and quick addition to this Southern cookout staple.