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San Antonio Shrimp & Shells Salad

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  • prep time: 25 min
  • total time: 2 hr 25 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 262 1 serving

This hearty main dish pasta salad from the sea tastes of cumin, cilantro and the bold flavors of Pace®.


cost per recipe: $15.53

  • 2/3 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 cups cooked medium shell shaped pasta,drained
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 2-inch strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 green onion, sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 pound fresh or thawed frozen medium shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoescut in half


  • Tips

    • Tip: Stirring the fresh tomatoes in at the end prevents them from getting grainy while in the refrigerator.
  • Step 1

    Stir the picante sauce, mayonnaise, cilantro and cumin in a large bowl.

  • Step 2

    Add the pasta, pepper, onion and shrimp and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours. Stir in the tomatoes.


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  • San Antonio Shrimp & Shells Salad

    Stacy A.
    June 20, 2011

    This is one of my favorites! I usually leave out the tomatoes and reduce the cumin to 1/4 tsp. It gives me lunch for a few days and everyone I've made it for loves it.

  • San Antonio Shrimp & Shells Salad

    September 2, 2010

    Very good recipe. I cut the recipe in half as I made it for one. I sent it to my daughter, as she loves shrimp. I will make it again but next time may omit the tomatoes.

  • San Antonio Shrimp & Shells Salad

    Mary R.
    July 11, 2010

    This recipe is fantastic! I made for the first time for a potluck dinner with about 50 people. It was the hit of the party! It is easy to prepare, makes a great presentation and is delicious! Thanks for the great recipe.

  • San Antonio Shrimp & Shells Salad

    October 21, 2005

    Very tasty!

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Calories 262
Total Fat 10 g
Sat. Fat 1.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Sodium 731 mg
Total Carb 25 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 2 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 14 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 7 %DV
Potassium 5 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.