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Shrimp Pasta Salad With a Creamy Lemon Dressing

Shrimp Pasta Salad With a Creamy Lemon Dressing

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:Brandi Starr
"Very light flavor and low in calories. Originally meant to be a side dish I made some healthy substitutions and added shrimp. I usually serve with asparagus, the entire family loves it."

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pasta:
  • 10 ounces penne pasta
  • 40 medium shrimp, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or more to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions (green onions)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Whisk yogurt, chicken broth, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, and 1 teaspoon black pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until pasta is slightly cooled.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  4. Toss shrimp and 2 tablespoons olive oil together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a glass baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Toss pasta with dressing in a bowl. Add shrimp and scallions; season with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and more pepper. Garnish pasta salad with Cheddar cheese and lemon slices.