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Herbed Macaroni Salad with Shrimp Recipe
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Herbed Macaroni Salad with Shrimp

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"Light and lemony, this recipe breaks the monotony of standard macaroni salad."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    8 hrs 30 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook ditalini pasta in the boiling water, stirring frequently, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse pasta under cold water.
  2. Combine pasta, mayonnaise, celery, green onions, red bell pepper, lemon juice, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until macaroni salad is well combined.
  3. Set a few egg slices aside for garnish and stir remaining egg slices into macaroni salad. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.
  4. Stir shrimp into macaroni salad, adding more mayonnaise if salad is dry. Garnish salad with reserved egg slices and parsley sprigs.
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Feb 27, 2015

You have to be careful monkeying around with measurements when you bake - you don't want to goof up the chemistry of the ingredients and risk a failure. You have much more leeway with cooking, but you still have to be careful. When in doubt about an ingredient, always start with a lesser amount - you can always add more if you like, but it would be difficult if not impossible to correct if there was too much of something. In this case, it was the parsley and lemon juice I started out stingy on and I am SO glad I did. I only used half the amount called for and I was completely happy leaving it at that. I don't think I would have been pleased at all with twice as much as I used! I didn't add the eggs because I was serving this with egg salad and I think I prefer this without the eggs anyway. The parsley was not enough herb to carry the "herbed" in the title, but a good amount of dill fixed that right up. We ultimately enjoyed this, but it took a fair amount of tweaking to get there.

Mar 24, 2015

I didn't like this as much as I thought I would. To me, the lemon juice was overpowering and made the salad too sour. Disappointed.


4 Ratings

Mar 22, 2015

I did not use eggs...added grape tomatoes cut in 1/2 and fresh basil, tarragon and cilentro...had mayo with lime,,,bow tie pasta...great flavor

Aug 03, 2014

I did not have time to let it chill 8 hours and it was still wonderful.


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  • Calories
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 168 mg
  • 56%
  • Fat
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 10.9 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 253 mg
  • 10%

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

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