Shrimp Pasta Salad with Ginger Dressing

Ginger dressing adds a zesty flavor to this great pasta salad made with shrimp – ready in 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Ginger Dressing

1/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3
cup Yoplait® plain yogurt
1
tablespoon soy sauce
1
teaspoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
Dash of red pepper sauce

Salad

8
ounces uncooked vermicelli, broken in half
1
package (8 ounces) frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed, or 2 cups bite-size pieces cooked seafood
1/2
cup coarsely chopped peeled jicama
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
2
medium carrots, shredded (1 1/4 cups)
1
medium cucumber, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
Salad greens, if desired

  • 1 Mix all ingredients for Ginger Dressing. Set aside.
  • 2 Cook and drain vermicelli as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 3 Toss vermicelli, dressing and remaining ingredients except salad greens. Serve on salad greens.

Expert Tips

For an Asian twist, substitute 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts for the chopped jicama and, in the dressing, a dash of sesame oil for the red pepper sauce.

Serve this salad with a basket of Asian rice crackers and a pot of your favorite hot tea.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
305
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.