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 shrimp, garden veggie & pesto pasta

summer shrimp

I saw a pic on facebook today that inspired tonight’s dinner!! The zucchini, yellow squash and pesto all came from my garden! This meal was so fresh and yummy! I think you will agree it’s a keeper!!

1 box pasta of your choice, just undercooked

1 cup of Perfect Pesto 

2 zucchini, sliced

2 squash, sliced

1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half

1 shallot, diced

1 pound shrimp

juice from 1 lemon

salt & pepper

Cut all veggies and place on parchment or in a pyrex dish place in 350 oven for 10 mins . Peel, devein shrimp, toss with olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper place on parchment or foil lined cookie sheet and roast on 350 for 8 mins. Cook pasta just shy if being done and pour almost water, reserve apx 1/4 cup of pasta water. Add pesto to pasta and then top with veggies & shrimp. ENJOY!

xoxo, Bird

Whatcha Got Cooking Wednesday?Shrimp and Pasta Salad


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Shrimp and Pasta Salad

One of my dearest college friends is from Tampa, Florida and whenever I would go to visit we would eat at Wright’s Gourmet House. Wright’s is a Tampa legend, they have some of the most awesome sammies and salads anywhere! One of my all time fav dishes is the Shrimp and Pasta Salad. I thought I would try and recreate this yummy tonight! Now mind you I have not eaten at Wright’s in at least 10 yrs so I am winging it!


Shrimp and Pasta Salad
1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined and roasted
1/2 lb penne pasta, cooked
1 small red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 small red onion, diced
2 eggs, hard boiled, rough chopped
1 stalk celery, sliced thin
1 tomato, diced
1/2 avocado, chopped
Toss shrimp with olive oil, sea salt & pepper; place on baking sheet. Place in 375 oven for 8 mins. Meanwhile cut, onion and pepper and place in bottom of bowl. Place hot roasted shrimp and pasta on top to slightly wilt/steam pepper and onion. Add egg and celery and a little dressing and chill. Just before serving add tomato and avocado.


again all my measurements are approximate
1/2 cup light mayo
1 T cider vinegar
2 T lemon juice
1 t Trader Joe’s 21 Salute (spice mix/seasoning salt)
1 t paprika
1 tsp celery salt
1 t garlic powder
Mix everything together and add to pasta.

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