Food Hussy Recipe: Creamy Lime Shrimp Salad

This post is sponsored by Frisch's. All opinions are my own. 

I love pasta salad - it's just an easy dish that you can basically throw together with whatever is in the fridge and yet - it always tastes good. I decided to make one tonight for dinner! 

Here's the thing though - don't you hate when you want something but then you're missing one ingredient?! I looked in the fridge - no sour cream, no plain yogurt and no mayo - what's a girl to do??? Well - as you can see in the boomerang - I must have figured something out!

That's right - I had tartar sauce in the fridge! So - off I went! I sauteed some shrimp for last night's dinner and had some leftover - so that was a start - there was celery - I cooked up a little macaroni that was left in a salad is on its way!

Now - to turn that delightful Frisch's Tartar Sauce into a salad dressing! It's not actually that hard - it's basically mayo + relish (along with some Frisch's magic). The nice thing is mayo is just eggs + oil - so you've got the oil - now you need some acidity and some seasoning. For the acidity I had a little bottle of red wine vinegar left from a Blue Apron meal - so I used a little of that. Then some zing - garlic (of course) and then I had these little tiny limes - so I grabbed one of them. But don't just use the juice - zest a little in - so much flavor and aroma!!!

Whisk all that together and you've got a delicious creamy lime vinaigrette dressing! That's the nice thing once you know a little about how to put things together - you can switch it up, use what you have or customize things much easier! Plus - homemade dressing is ALWAYS tastier than the store bought kind!

So now that the dressing is together - I need the salad portion. I tossed together sauteed shrimp, cooked macaroni, diced celery and chopped spinach.

Then I added the dressing and boomio - we've got a yummy creamy lime shrimp salad! The dressing has so much flavor - that it sticks to all your bigger ingredients and just makes your mouth jump up and down!

Doesn't it look good?! You won't believe how refreshing and zingy it is! 

Creamy Lime Shrimp Salad 

- 1/4 cup Frisch's Tartar Sauce
- 1/2 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
- Zest of 1 tiny lime
- Juice of 1 tiny lime
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- dash coarse salt
- 1 cup cooked macaroni
- 7 sauteed shrimp
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 cup spinach, chopped

In a bowl - whisk together the tartar sauce, vinegar, lime zest, lime juice, garlic and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together macaroni, shrimp, celery and spinach.

When you're ready to eat - toss the salad with the dressing!

* Makes enough for 1 large dinner salad or 2 side salads

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