Garden Blueberry Salad with Shrimp

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IF YOU LIKE A GOOD PASTA SALAD, YOU WILL LOVE THIS FARM-TO-TABLE SALAD. MANY OF THE INGREDIENTS FOR GARDEN BLUEBERRY SALAD WITH SHRIMP CAME FROM MY OWN GARDEN.

Garden Blueberry Salad with Shrimp

garden blueberry salad with shrimp 2 shows the plated salad with blueberries on top

I recently went on a camping trip, and needed to prepare something to feed a large crowd. I looked in my freezer and found a package of small shrimp. My garden had recently started producing; so I had green peppers, zucchini, summer squash and tomatoes everywhere. I instantly thought this was the makings of a great salad–Garden Blueberry Salad with Shrimp!

Ingredients Used:

garden blueberry salad with shrimp 3 shows the ingredients used

Actually, this salad is a cross between a pasta salad, a garden salad and a shrimp salad. I knew I needed to tweak the dressing ingredients because my husband does not traditionally like the dressings in a pasta salad. He likes more of a creamy-based dressing. I did incorporate a southwest salad kit into this salad. However, I removed the packet of dressing and toppings that came with the kit to save for another use.

garden blueberry salad with shrimp 4 shows the vegetables cut up on a cutting board

 

I really like the addition of the blueberries in this salad. In fact, I regularly add fruit to my leaf salads. I like the sweetness they add. The dressing is a combination of Miracle Whip, Marzetti’s Slaw Dressing and Raspberry Vinaigrette. A blueberry vinaigrette would also be delicious!

garden blueberry salad with shrimp 5 shows a big serving bowl of the completed salad
Garden Blueberry Salad with Shrimp

I topped off this salad with a little red pepper flakes to give it a pop of flavor and color. Garden Blueberry Salad with Shrimp makes a very large salad; so you might want to cut the recipe in half to serve just a few people. For another unique salad creation, try my Easy Broccoli Slaw Salad. Yummly has a post on 10 Best Lettuce Pasta Salad Recipes you might like.

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5 from 1 vote
garden blueberry salad with shrimp 1 shows a bowl of creamy salad ready to eat
Garden Blueberry Salad with Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This recipe makes a very large, delicious salad. With the addition of the shrimp as a protein, it could qualify as a complete meal.

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, leaf salad, pasta salad, shrimp salad
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 260 kcal
Author: Renea
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces pasta (I used bowtie)
  • 12 ounces cooked small shrimp
  • 10 ounces salad mix (any variety) (if dressing and toppings come with it, save those for another use)
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small summer squash, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 3 radishes, sliced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 2/3 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
Dressing
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup Marzetti's Slaw Dressing
  • 1/4 cup raspberry vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Boil the pasta according to the package directions. Rinse the shrimp well.

  2. When the pasta has cooled a bit, add the remaining salad ingredients including the shrimp.

  3. Combine the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad. Toss well.

  4. Chill until ready to serve.

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