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Easy Shrimp Pasta Salad

This easy cold pasta salad only takes 20 minutes to make and is a great dish for potlucks or quick weeknight meals.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


For the pasta salad:

  • 12 ounces farfalle pasta or your favorite pasta
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill

For the lemon dressing:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice from 2 large lemons
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, salt the water generously. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. When the pasta is done cooking, drain and run cold water over the pasta.
  4. Place pasta in a large bowl and add cooked shrimp, fresh dill, and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Pour dressing over the salad and toss until well coated. Serve.