Pasta Salad with Baby Shrimp

5
Total Time
32 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
We find that the best way to thaw frozen shrimp is overnight in the refrigerator. See on the notes for a quicker way.

Ingredients

uncooked pasta

6 oz, bow tie variety

chives

2 Tbsp, fresh, or parsley

lemon zest

1½ tsp, grated

fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

prepared olive tapenade

2 Tbsp, or other variety

uncooked shrimp

½ pound(s), frozen, peeled, cooked variety, thawed

cucumber(s)

½ medium, peeled, seeded, and diced

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions, omitting the salt if desired. Drain in a colander, then rinse under cold running water.
  2. Combine the chives, lemon zest and juice, and tapenade in a serving bowl. Add the pasta, shrimp, and cucumber; toss to coat. Let stand about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Yields 1 1⁄2 cups per person.

Notes

Place the shrimp in a colander and hold under a stream of cold water. Toss frequently until thawed, 3 – 5 minutes. Drain well and pat dry with paper towels.

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