Shrimp Pear Pasta Salad

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings

Seafood, fruit and pasta are a combination hard to beat.

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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

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