Pasta Seafood Salad
30 mins (prep 30)
13 ingredients
6 servings
This recipe is adapted from a Silver Palate cookbook; the main difference is that I took out the squid rings! I've been making it for 20 years. It's a delicious spring or summer dinner, and is a pretty company dish. Serve with a lettuce & tomato salad, and a loaf of crusty bread - sublime! It's easy to make, and is quick unless you have to shell the shrimp. You can use any type of pasta, but the small shells are best because when the salad gets mixed together, the peas nestle into the shells and look very cute!

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  • 1 lb medium raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 lb bay scallop, rinsed
  • 1/2 lb small shell pasta (or another interesting shape such as twists)
  • 1 cup frozen tiny peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup purple onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaf
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup greek olive


Serving Size (167.77 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 280.21 Calories from Fat 206.19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22.91g 211.52%
Saturated Fat 3.2g 95.97%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 18.14mg 36.29%
Sodium 781.66mg 195.42%
Total Carbohydrate 8.76g 17.52%
Dietary Fiber 2.29 g 55.06%
Sugars 1.56 g %
Protein 10.86g 130.28%
Vitamin A 324.03IU% Vitamin C 13.16mg%
Calcium 48.95mg% Iron 2.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium raw shrimp, small shell pasta, frozen, diced sweet red pepper, purple onion, fresh basil