This is an adaptation of my Mom's recipe. A very colorful salad that's great any time of the year. A light creamy salad dressing can be substituted to reduce calories. I've also substituted frozen shrimp for canned on occasion, depending on availability.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water.

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  • In a large bowl, combine pasta, green pepper, red pepper, onion, celery, olives and shrimp. In a separate bowl mix together: salad dressing, mustard, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper; pour over salad. Can be served immediately, but best when chilled a few hours.

Nutrition Facts

283.2 calories; 9.3 g protein; 37.9 g carbohydrates; 34.2 mg cholesterol; 408.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2003
I only gave this 4 stars because i am not a great lover of shrimp. I will say though that it was a huge hit at the pot luck i took it too. I am very big on food presentation and this salad looks very appetizing. I'll make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2010
This recipe was all right but nothing spectacular. I added a small jar of artichoke hearts but otherwise made it exactly as the recipe directs. I thought the salad dressing was lacking the "wow" factor and it didn't get better the next day. I'll make it again but next time I'll add a teaspoon of curry powder. Read More
(14)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2003
I only gave this 4 stars because i am not a great lover of shrimp. I will say though that it was a huge hit at the pot luck i took it too. I am very big on food presentation and this salad looks very appetizing. I'll make it again. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
This recipe was very easy to make turned out really good. I didn't have the peppers so I substituted shredded carrots and yellow squash. The tang of the dressing was just right. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2010
This recipe was all right but nothing spectacular. I added a small jar of artichoke hearts but otherwise made it exactly as the recipe directs. I thought the salad dressing was lacking the "wow" factor and it didn't get better the next day. I'll make it again but next time I'll add a teaspoon of curry powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2018
My mom and I have been making this for YEARS! Comes out soooo good. The only difference is is that I add more cans of the canned flake shrimp no peppers vinegar or olives. This recipe is pretty versatile add or takeaway any ingredient(s) according to what your family and or friends like best. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2017
This is my daughter's all time favorite food! I have always added curry powder to the dressing ( Miracle Whip a little sugar pinch of salt white pepper and a little milk to blend and smooth). Also green olives instead of black. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2018
I did not add olives or sugar & I added dill & a little horseradish sauce. Also and substituted yellow onions & Dukes Mayo. Love love Read More
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