Pesto Shrimp and Shells Salad

A tasty tossed pasta salad perfect for a patio picnic.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 5

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked medium shell pasta (8 oz)
1
teaspoon salt
1
pkg (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen sugar snap peas
1/3
cup purchased refrigerated pesto (from 7 oz container)
1/4
cup light mayonnaise
1
pkg (12 oz) frozen cooked medium shrimp with tails removed, thawed, rinsed
1
medium tomato, chopped
2
green onions, chopped
4
teaspoons shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package adding salt to water. Add frozen sugar snap peas during last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 In large serving bowl, combine pesto and mayonnaise; blend well. Add cooked pasta, sugar snap peas, shrimp, tomato and onions; toss gently to mix. Sprinkle with cheese. If desired, serve salad on lettuce-lined plates.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    405
    (
    Calories from Fat
    135),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    140mg
    140%;
    Sodium
    580mg
    580%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    43g
    43%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    14%;
    Vitamin C
    24%;
    Calcium
    14%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 2 Very Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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