Shrimp Poppy Seed Pasta Salad


Shrimp Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

This simple six-ingredient salad from Holly Clegg will please even the most picky palate. Enjoy more delicious recipes from Holly Clegg's cookbook, trim&TERRIFIC® Gulf Coast Favorites.

Ingredients

Makes 6–8 servings

  • 1 (12 ounce package) tri-colored rotini
  • 1 pound medium peeled shrimp, cooked
  • 1/3 cups pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/3 cups reduced-fat poppy seed dressing
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain well. In large bowl, combine pasta, shrimp, pine nuts, spinach.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together poppy seed dressing and vinegars. Toss with pasta mixture before serving.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • Calories 282
  • Calories from fat (%) 21
  • Fat (g) 7
  • Saturated Fat (g) 1
  • Cholesterol (mg) 111
  • Sodium (mg) 205
  • Carbohydrate (g) 36
  • Dietary Fiber (g) 1
  • Sugars (g) 4
  • Protein (g) 19
  • Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 2 lean meat

Terrific Tidbit: Make your own poppy seed dressing by whisking together ¼ cup orange juice, ½ teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoon canola oil, 1 teaspoon poppy seeds, ¼ teaspoon dry mustard, and salt.