Shrimp Salad

shrimp salad

What a yummy summer dinner,

cool and fresh and

full of veggies from the garden!


Shrimp & Pasta Salad

I lb shrimp, roasted at 375 for 8 min and cooled

1 lb pasta of your choice, cooked and cooled

2 huge handfuls of fresh spinach, toss with warm pasta

2 tomatoes, diced

2 cucumbers, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1/2 Vidalia onion, chopped

1/2 green pepper, chopped

Roast shrimp, cook pasta and cool. Add veggies and stir together.


1/2 cup mayo

1 T spicy mustard

2 T red wine vinegar

2 t Jane’s crazy salt

1/4 cup Parmesan  cheese

Wisk everything together and pour over pasta, veggie, shrimp mix and enjoy!

xoxo, Mama Bird



Summer Pasta Salad

pasta salad

I love agood summer  pasta salad!

This is one of my most repinned recipes and I make it all the time!

Even the pickest seem to adore.

That being said I do not love pasta loaded in mayo or tons of dressing,

I like it to have flavor.

And the easier the better!!

This a super simple dish that you can use whatever you have on hand and whatever you prefer.

It’s light and loaded with veggies, perfect for a summer lunch or dinner.

You can add your favorite veggies, whatever your family enjoys.

This is what I had today and so here is how I made it today!!


Summer Pasta Salad

1 bag wacky mac (vegetable trio pasta or any pasta, I liked the look of the trio of colors) cook just shy of package directions

1/2 red onion diced fine

3 plum tomatoes, diced

1/2 c black olives, cut in half

1/2 cup frozen peas, toss in boiling water just as pasta is done

Cook pasta and peas, drain, rinse with cold water, add vegggies, whip up dressing


1 cup mayo

1-2 T red wine vinegar

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1 t   21 seasoning salute (Trader Joe’s seasoning mix, my fav)

Mix all together and pour over pasta, mix well. Chill for a few hours or overnight.  Do not be concerened if it seems like there is more dressing, the pasta will soak it up and the longer it sits the better it tastes!!

ENJOY! Mama Bird