Shrimp Pasta Salad With Dill


Dill gives this beautiful, creamy, shrimp pasta salad a fresh taste. This is a very attractive dish. Perfect for potlucks. Garnish with toasted pecans or a sprig of fresh dill.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 12 uncooked medium shrimp

  • 1 cup ditalini pasta

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup frozen peas, thawed and drained

  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced on the diagonal

  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion

  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed

  • 1 pinch white sugar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, about 5 minutes. Immediately immerse shrimp in a bowl of cold water and let cool, at least 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 10 to 11 minutes.

  3. Peel and devein shrimp. Drain pasta and transfer to a large bowl.

  4. Add shrimp, mayonnaise, sour cream, peas, celery, red onion, lemon juice, dill, sugar, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Adjust seasonings to taste. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute 1 tablespoon fresh dill for dried, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
16g Fat
24g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 198mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 183mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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