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Herbed Macaroni Salad with Shrimp

Rated as 3.83 out of 5 Stars
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"Light and lemony, this recipe is a change from standard macaroni salads."
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Ingredients

8 h 30 m servings 243
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook ditalini pasta in the boiling water, stirring frequently, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse pasta under cold water.
  2. Combine pasta, mayonnaise, celery, green onions, red bell pepper, lemon juice, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until macaroni salad is well combined.
  3. Set a few egg slices aside for garnish and stir remaining egg slices into macaroni salad. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.
  4. Stir shrimp into macaroni salad, adding more mayonnaise if salad is dry. Garnish salad with reserved egg slices and parsley sprigs.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 243 calories; 17.8 10.1 10.9 168 234 Full nutrition

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You have to be careful monkeying around with measurements when you bake - you don't want to goof up the chemistry of the ingredients and risk a failure. You have much more leeway with cooking, ...

Most helpful critical review

I didn't like this as much as I thought I would. To me, the lemon juice was overpowering and made the salad too sour. Disappointed.

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You have to be careful monkeying around with measurements when you bake - you don't want to goof up the chemistry of the ingredients and risk a failure. You have much more leeway with cooking, ...

I didn't like this as much as I thought I would. To me, the lemon juice was overpowering and made the salad too sour. Disappointed.

I made it and it was great, added imitation crab, left out the celery because of allergies and I forgot the boiled eggs... But still turned out awesome.

I did not use eggs...added grape tomatoes cut in 1/2 and fresh basil, tarragon and cilentro...had mayo with lime,,,bow tie pasta...great flavor

It was ok, but 1 C. of pasta is not enough to make 12 servings. There was too much lemon juice, & the eggs just didn't seem to go with shrimp. I made it again yesterday, and used more pasta (s...

I made this for a "salad" themed lunch for work. I doubled the ingredients, however I used an entire 1 pound box of mini bowtie pasta rather than the original pasta it called for. I snuck a tas...