Shrimp Pear Pasta Salad

  • Yield: 6 servings

Add the dressing just before serving; this salad absorbs the dressing.


Dill Dijon Dressing:
1cup plain nonfat yogurt
1tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2teaspoon dried dill weed
-- Hot pepper sauce to taste
8ounces rotini (spiral) pasta
2-- fresh pears, cored and chopped
1/2cup red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2cup green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3-- green onions (scallions), chopped
1/2pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled
-- Dill Dijon Dressing
-- Lettuce leaves


  1. To prepare the dressing: Combine the yogurt, mustard, dill and hot pepper sauce, blending well.
  2. To prepare the salad:  Prepare the pasta according to the package directions omitting any oil and salt.  Drain.  Combine the pasta, pears, peppers, onions and shrimp in a large bowl.  Toss with the Dill Dijon Dressing.  Line a salad bowl with lettuce; top with the pasta mixture and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 239
  • Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 75mg
  • Sodium 175mg
  • Carbohydrate 42g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 15g