Shrimp Avocado Pasta Salad


Nice on a summer's afternoon. Great as a side dish, but also as a refreshing lunch or supper.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked penne pasta

  • ¼ pound bacon

  • 1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 4 cups shredded lettuce


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Rinse under cold running water to cool.

  2. Place bacon in a skillet over medium high heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain and crumble.

  3. In a large bowl, gently toss together the pasta, bacon, shrimp, avocados, Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, tomatoes, and red pepper. Serve over lettuce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

657 Calories
39g Fat
50g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 657
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 505mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 171mg 13%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 520mg 11%

* 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.