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Shrimp Pasta Salad

Summertime calls for light and fresh salads.  I was in the mood for pasta salad last week, but I have to keep two things in mind... (1) the carb count for the diabetic in our family and (2) Christian is anti-mayo.  So, seeming that this would be the only side to our steak I needed to find something that Christian would enjoy and that would also include lot of veggie.  I came across the concept of a shrimp pasta salad on Pinterest so I had Christian work with me to make our own recipe.

I chopped up 24 large cooked shrimp, 1 celery stalk, 3 vine riped tomatoes, 3/4 english cucumber.

 
I have to admit that usually I just dump however much pasta into the pot without measuring.  
This time I cooked only 1 cup of macaroni (which made 4 cups cooked)
 
 
 
 The assembly of the salad was super easy.  I simply tossed all the chopped ingredients into the pasta.

 
 Now, because Christian don't like mayo he chose to use 1 cup of Skotidakis Greek Sour Cream.  It's a really thick and creamy consistency so it was a great substitute and best of all it saved a TON in calories!! 
 
 
The end result was really good.  There was a little tang from the greek sour cream and you could really taste the freshness of the cucumber and tomato.  I did think that mabye a little seasoning would of bee good too, but Christian insisted on leaving it plain and simple.
 
  
 Shrimp Pasta Salad
  Serving size = 1 cup
 
24 large cooked shrimp, chopped
3 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped
3/4 english cucumber, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 cup Skotidakis Greek Sour Cream
 
Toss it all together.  Serve.

247 cals and 25 g carbs per serving (per My Fitness Pal)

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