Spinach-Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Spinach-Pasta Salad with Shrimp

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This 20-minute dinner recipe has under 250 calories per serving but includes shrimp, pasta and vegetables. A complete meal in minutes!

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 cup shell pasta or elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cooked shrimp, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped red sweet pepper
  • ⅓ cup bottled creamy onion or Caesar salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill (optional)
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 (6 ounce) package baby spinach
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, sliced, or feta cheese, crumbled

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. In an extra-large bowl, combine cooked pasta, shrimp, and sweet pepper. Drizzle with the salad dressing. If desired, sprinkle with dill. Toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Divide spinach among six shallow bowls or plates. Top with shrimp mixture and cheese.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¾ cups
  • Per serving: 247 calories; 10 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 59 mcg folate; 156 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 3,602 IU vitamin A; 57 mg vitamin C; 89 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 509 mg sodium; 371 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (95% daily value), Vitamin A (72% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean protein, 1 fat, 1 starch, ½ medium-fat protein, ½ vegetable

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