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Ham and Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Ham and Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe

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"This refreshing summer salad, chock-full of ham and shrimp, is almost a complete meal in itself," says Andrea Bolden from Unionville, Tennessee. "Served with freshly baked bread and a fruit dessert, it's a great lunch."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed cooked ham or chicken
  • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup frozen cooked small shrimp, thawed
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/4 cup each chopped onion, green pepper and sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill or 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with chicken, reduced-fat cheese and fat-free sour cream and without salt) equals 188 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the ham, macaroni, shrimp, celery, onion, peppers and cheese. In another bowl, combine the dressing ingredients until blended. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and chill for several hours before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Macaroni Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p36

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with chicken, reduced-fat cheese and fat-free sour cream and without salt) equals 188 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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