Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe -
Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Angel Hair Pasta Salad

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"An easy and fast salad that can be expanded to feed as many as necessary. Great to make ahead and travels well."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. Mix together the pasta, shrimp, green onions and ranch dressing, then carefully work the shrimp into the pasta with your hands. (Note: As the salad sits, it will absorb some of the dressing; add a little dressing right before serving).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 24, 2003

I brought this salad to work and got rave reviews! I did alter the recipe somewhat, though. I added one pound of shrimp, chopped cucumbers, diced fresh tomatoes and dill weed. Very good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2009

You have to REALLY like ranch dressing to enjoy this dish, I am not a huge pasta salad fan.

Jan 23, 2004

Good recipe but with the changes I made, very similar to one I already own. I added 1 green bell pepper, chopped, 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped (I would have added 1 chopped tomato but I didn't have any on hand) and 1/2 tsp of dill. I'm not sure if I will make this one again (ONLY because I have my own version) but if I did, I would use a different noodle. The angel hair was very difficult to serve...I'd rather use rotini or bow tie. Overall, very good with my changes.

Jun 05, 2003

This salad was simply the best! I did substitute garlic ranch dressing for the ranch called for in the recipe. Also took the advice of others and added dill. Cucumbers and tomatoes added to the taste and presentation. Delicious!

Apr 08, 2005

I've been making this salad on a regular basis each summer for the past two years. Everyone I make it for raves. The longer it sets in the fridge the better, as the ranch flavor soaks into the pasta. I've also made it sans shrimp as quick and easy side dish for BBQ'd or grilled meat. A couple of times I substituted cold chicken for the shrimp (a great way to use up leftover chicken) and that's also delicious. Spring is here, and I'm getting a hankering for this salad again so time to stock up on the angel hair pasta and ranch dressing!

May 09, 2006

I have made this a few different ways now, I do not like it with the angle hair, or the garlic ranch alone. But loved it with the elbow pasta and a combo of garlic ranch and orignal I also added crab, celery, bacon , green onion, pepper, and dill. very good but needs more than the orignal recipe.

Dec 28, 2008

After reading other reviews...I modified the original significantly. Fat free Ranch worked great (WAY too much fat in regular Ranch), adding Feta cheese was a good idea, doubling the sauteed in butter and garlic Prawns and adding the garlic butter was really good. I also added some Broccoli, and used a different pasta. Hopes this helps other low fat food buffs.

Nov 28, 2002

This recipe is delicious. I made the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing from the packet (instead of bottled dressing). I also recommend breaking up the pasta before cooking it.


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  • Calories
  • 551 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 33.6 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 814 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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