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  • Makes: 10 to 12 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Chill 2 hrs

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Just about any shape of pasta does the trick when you prepare this seafood pasta main dish for friends and family.

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces dried campanelle pasta, spaghetti, or bow-ties (about 3 cups)
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1 2 1/4 - ounce can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 4 roma tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 recipe Citrus Vinaigrette (see recipe below) or 1-1/4 cups bottled Italian salad dressing

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
  2. In a large bowl combine pasta, shrimp, celery, onion, sweet pepper, and olives. Stir in tomato wedges. Pour Citrus Vinaigrette over pasta mixture and toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. Stir before serving. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Citrus Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a screw-top jar combine grapefruit juice, salad oil, honey, snipped fresh thyme, salt, and ground black pepper. Cover and shake well to mix.

Nutrition Facts

(Shrimp Pasta Salad)

Servings Per Recipe 10, carb. (g) 29, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 133, sat. fat (g) 2, sodium (mg) 280, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 7, fiber (g) 2, cal. (kcal) 308, sugar (g) 7, iron (mg) 3, calcium (mg) 50, vit. C (mg) 21, vit. A (IU) 486, pro. (g) 18

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