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close up top shot of Creamy Shrimp Pasta Salad studded with sliced cucumbers and plump shrimp
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5 from 6 votes

Creamy Shrimp Pasta Salad

This Creamy Shrimp Pasta Salad is a healthy summer salad recipe made with just 4 ingredients! It's tossed in a creamy, savory homemade dressing to tie it all together.
Prep Time30 mins
Refrigerate15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy pasta salad, creamy pasta salad recipe, seafood salad, seafood salad recipe, shrimp pasta salad, shrimp salad, shrimp salad dressing, shrimp salad recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 174kcal


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For the Salad

  • 3 to 4 cups small pasta shells, uncooked
  • 1 pound shrimp, cooked, tails removed
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 3 to 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise, add more for a creamier consistency
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • fresh dill, optional, for garnish


  • Prepare pasta according to directions on the package; drain and rinse until cold.
  • Transfer pasta to a large salad bowl. To the pasta, add prepared shrimp, cucumbers and celery; set aside
  • In a mixing bowl, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, onion powder and pepper; whisk until incorporated.
  • Add dressing to the pasta; mix until well combined. Taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Garnish with dill and serve!


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg