Shrimp Macaroni Salad
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
- 1 to 1-1/2 pounds cooked small shrimp
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
- 7 to 8 celery ribs, finely chopped
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1-3/4 cups mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup French salad dressing
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 to 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 to 2 teaspoons pepper
- Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, shrimp, peas, celery and onion.
- In another bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 389 calories, 25g fat (4g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.
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May 1, 2019
Using the French dressing gives it just enough tangy flavor and great color. I use a bit less French then the recipe says. You can also use thousand island and a pin h of bay seasoning. For a low carb version, use stevia for the sugar, substitute sweet pepper for the peas and use grated cabbage instead of macaroni.
Sep 23, 2017
Love Mac salad and this was great, except I added olives and made changes to the dressing- I used 1/2 mayo, 1/2 Plain yogurt, some Girards original and EVOO. It was great with texture and crunch of the celery, onions and peas.Question- Any reason I couldn't freeze some ??
Mar 17, 2016
Very, very good. This is similar to my great aunt's shrimp salad - except for the peas and the dressing - so I was anxious to give it a try. Loved the addition of the peas. The dressing was good too - I used 'Mango/Chipotle' instead of 'French' and then used the smaller suggested amounts of spices. The longer it sat in the refrigerator, the better it tasted. I would make it again and try another flavor dressing.
May 31, 2015
This recipe has instantly become a family favorite. What an extremely delicious change of pace from the usual summer sides!! With the exception of using light Mayo and light French Dressing- (and you could notice no difference) I followed recipe to the letter. It did yield a lot- but that is not a bad thing :-) If I could give this 10 stars....I would! Haven't even brought it to my party yet...only because I cant pry it out of my husbands hands....but I am sure it is going to get rave reviews!!
Jul 5, 2014
This was my contribution to a Fourth of July potluck.
Aug 5, 2013
easy and received raves from my guests. Recipe makes a lot and was just as good the next couple of days. Thank you.
Jul 4, 2013
Good salad! I made a 1/4 of it for two of us which lasted several meals. I found it needed more than a 1/4 of the dressing or it wasn't tasty or moist enough so added more. Will make again.
Nov 23, 2011
amazing. I used Thousand Island dressing instead and love it
Sep 15, 2011
Highly recommend this salad. Great tasting!!
Sep 12, 2011
Lovely! We enjoyed this wonderful variation on macaroni salad best a day or two after making it. After pulling it out of the refrigerator, we prefer to let it warm up a bit before serving. The dressing was just a bit too sweet and salty. Next time I'll omit the salt and sugar in the dressing and use a bit less of the French dressing.