What's for Supper? Shrimp-and-Pasta Salad

This easy, one-meal dish is great for a simple weeknight supper and fancy enough to serve for guests too.


At Southern Living, we think supper should be quick and easy, and delicious. Here's what's for supper. Hi, I'm Rebecca from the Southern Living Test Kitchen. As the summer heats up, plan to cool down with this easy supper solution, Shrimp and Pasta Salad. It's perfect for a simple week night meal and fancy enough to serve for guests too. I start by preparing the fresh lemon herb dressing with mint and tarragon. We'll start with our canola oil or vegetable oil if you prefer, fresh mint fresh tarragon, which has an anise like flavor. Honey mustard, and if you don't have prepared honey mustard, substitute a couple of teaspoons of honey along with a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, salt, and dried crushed red pepper. [NOISE] Whisk these ingredients together until they're nice and combined. Now that I have my dressing prepared, I'll tend to the salad. I'll get my pasta going, and cook until it's al dente or tooth tender. If you prefer, you can substitute rotini or penne pasta. I'll toss my cooked pasta with a half cup of the dressing. Next, I'll stir in peeled, cooked, medium size shrimp, one large nectarine that's been cut into wedges, and seedless cucumber. Feel free to garnish with fresh raspberries and arugula and serve with the remaining dressing for this easy one dish supper. The sweetness of the fruit and the tartness of the dressing, make this a distinctly Southern salad. For more quick and easy supper solutions, pick up a copy of Southern Living and visit SouthernLiving.com.
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