An easy and fast salad that can be expanded to feed as many as necessary. Great to make ahead and travels well.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse under cold water.

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  • Mix together the pasta, shrimp, green onions and ranch dressing, then carefully work the shrimp into the pasta with your hands. (Note: As the salad sits, it will absorb some of the dressing; add a little dressing right before serving).

Nutrition Facts

550.8 calories; 17 g protein; 45 g carbohydrates; 90 mg cholesterol; 814.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (69)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
I brought this salad to work and got rave reviews! I did alter the recipe somewhat though. I added one pound of shrimp chopped cucumbers diced fresh tomatoes and dill weed. Very good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/11/2009
You have to REALLY like ranch dressing to enjoy this dish I am not a huge pasta salad fan. Read More
(10)
88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
I brought this salad to work and got rave reviews! I did alter the recipe somewhat though. I added one pound of shrimp chopped cucumbers diced fresh tomatoes and dill weed. Very good! Read More
(127)
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2004
Good recipe but with the changes I made very similar to one I already own. I added 1 green bell pepper chopped 1 cucumber peeled and chopped (I would have added 1 chopped tomato but I didn't have any on hand) and 1/2 tsp of dill. I'm not sure if I will make this one again (ONLY because I have my own version) but if I did I would use a different noodle. The angel hair was very difficult to serve...I'd rather use rotini or bow tie. Overall very good with my changes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2003
This salad was simply the best! I did substitute garlic ranch dressing for the ranch called for in the recipe. Also took the advice of others and added dill. Cucumbers and tomatoes added to the taste and presentation. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2005
I've been making this salad on a regular basis each summer for the past two years. Everyone I make it for raves. The longer it sets in the fridge the better as the ranch flavor soaks into the pasta. I've also made it sans shrimp as quick and easy side dish for BBQ'd or grilled meat. A couple of times I substituted cold chicken for the shrimp (a great way to use up leftover chicken) and that's also delicious. Spring is here and I'm getting a hankering for this salad again so time to stock up on the angel hair pasta and ranch dressing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2006
I have made this a few different ways now I do not like it with the angle hair or the garlic ranch alone. But loved it with the elbow pasta and a combo of garlic ranch and orignal I also added crab celery bacon green onion pepper and dill. very good but needs more than the orignal recipe. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2008
After reading other reviews...I modified the original significantly. Fat free Ranch worked great (WAY too much fat in regular Ranch) adding Feta cheese was a good idea doubling the sauteed in butter and garlic Prawns and adding the garlic butter was really good. I also added some Broccoli and used a different pasta. Hopes this helps other low fat food buffs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2002
This recipe is delicious. I made the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing from the packet (instead of bottled dressing). I also recommend breaking up the pasta before cooking it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2004
This is especially good when made with ranch dressing made from the packet it just seems to have more flavor that way. I added celery to it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2004
In addition to the other review suggestions( add dill chopped cucumber green peppers roasted red pepper more shrimp) I also added some crumbled feta cheese I had on hand. Without the additions the salad would be too bland. It's a good basic recipe though. Husband enjoyed it- a keeper that's so easy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/11/2009
You have to REALLY like ranch dressing to enjoy this dish I am not a huge pasta salad fan. Read More
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