Creamy Herbed Shrimp and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad

Sauteed shrimp gets tossed with farfalle, roasted red peppers, scallion and celery in a creamy dressing.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4-6
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Ingredients

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1/4 cup finely chopped scallions

3 tablespoons sour cream

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 pound peeled, deveined medium shrimp

8 ounces dried farfalle

1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and chopped

1/4 cup finely chopped celery

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Whisk together the mayonnaise, parsley, scallions, sour cream, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the shrimp, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  4. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool; add to the bowl with the dressing.
  5. Add the shrimp, roasted red peppers and celery to the bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. The pasta salad is best if served right away.