Home - Recipes - Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad with Shrimp and Peas

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad with Shrimp and Peas

This flavorful and light pasta salad comes together in almost no time. Make it ahead and chill it for your next get-together.

Serves 6
Ready in 15 mins
Prep time 12 mins
Cooking time 3 mins
622 calories per serving


> 12 oz quick-cook or 3-minute penne pasta
> 2 cups frozen peas
> 1 cup basil pesto
> 1/2 cup mayonnaise
> 1/2 (12 oz) bag Nature's Promise® Medium/Large Cooked Shrimp, thawed and tails removed
> 1 (10 oz) pkg Nature's Promise® Organic  Grape Tomatoes, halved
> 1/4 cup sliced black olives, drained
> 2 cups Nature's Promise® Organic Baby Arugula


To a large pot of boiling salted water over high, add the penne and peas. Cook 3 min., until pasta is al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water and drain well.
In a large bowl, whisk together the pesto and mayonnaise until smooth. Add pasta cooking water as needed to thin out to a smooth, sauce-like consistency. Cut the shrimp into bite-size pieces. Add shrimp, pasta mixture, tomatoes, olives, and arugula to pesto mixture. Stir until well coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Search and shop our 5,000+ recipes

Popular articles

Search and shop our 5,000+ recipes

Enter your ZIP code to find a store near you