Shrimp Pasta Salad - TSLC

My family loves this salad.  It is so good using fresh garden vegetables along with the pasta and shrimp.  You can do this using other meats, too, but we love it with the shrimp.

2 to 3 cups shrimp, cooked and peeled
2 cups rotini pasta, cooked al dente according to package directions (could use any kind of pasta)
2 eggs, boiled and chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 cup radishes, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped or can use several green onions and tops
1 medium sized cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise

Cook pasta and drain, add remaining ingredients, toss well.  Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before serving.  Makes 10 to 12 servings. Enjoy!

Shrimp Pasta Salad -TSLC

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  1. Norma Salinas says:

    Can I use white wine vinegar instead?

  2. Ethel Ladd says:

    I have a niece who’s addicted to shrimp everything! Her birthday was upcoming & I was stymied as to what to get her. Well, lo and behold, a friend of mine sent me your recipe for the shrimp pasta salad :& I thought that would be a unique gift to give her for her birthday. So, I invited her over for lunch and presented the salad to her and I thought she would absolutely melt! She was elated, and said no one, but no one could have given her a more pleasant and tasty present. She wanted me to send a note of thanks to you for making her birthday so very special.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      That is just wonderful Ethel! I am so happy she enjoyed the salad and what a unique birthday gift. Thank you for being a part of the site and I am so happy to have you here. It is stories like yours that make all the hard work worthwhile. Happy “late” Birthday to your niece, too. We love that salad as well.

  3. Have you ever used rice or crouscous?

  4. Delicious, as are all your pasta salads, make evry one of them, family loves them. Thank you so much. Oh, yes love other recipies also. Oh heck, just say we love the Southern Lady Cooks and look forward to all her posts.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Brenda! You made my day when I signed on this morning and saw your comment. I am so happy you and your family enjoy the recipes and happy to have you on the site. It is people like you that make it all worthwhile for me. Have a great day.

  5. hmmmm yummy yummy i love it. Its my favorite dish.

  6. Hello…what would be a good alternative for the mayo. I’m lactose intolerant and mayo is a NO NO.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Nyree, Probably Italian.

    • there is no dairy in mayo. It is egg, oil, vinegar and spices.

    • Eggs are not dairy. My son has been allergic to dairy since birth and was allergic to eggs until he was 5 years old, when he outgrew the egg allergy. He has been able to eat mayonnaise ever since.
      Dairy ingredients are made from cow’s milk, which also includes most cheese (except goat or sheep cheese), cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, yogurt, butter, etc.

  7. With garden fresh ingredients, your shrimp pasta salad had to be extra special.

  8. This looks like a keeper. Maybe I’ll take it to our picnic next week.
    How have you been, Judy. I read everyday, but don’t comment often. Love all your homey recipes. Do you eat all the things that you show here?

  9. This is, perhaps, the 5th time another fellow blogger has posted either what I’d just posted OR I’d been thinking about posting. I recently posted a recipe for Maple Pecan Scones… and learned that another blogger was celebrating “International Scone Week” on her website. (I hope I wasn’t too late for my submission!!) A wonderful blogger, who specializes in Italian dishes, just posted a terrific recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara – and I received a post from another blogger with her own version of the same thing. Here’s what I think, “Great Minds Think Alike”!! I had the “idea” of “inventing” a recipe for some sort of shrimp/pasta salad…. and here you are with a fabulous fabulous recipe for it!! I LOVE your blog, by the way!!

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