Shrimp, Bacon, Avocado Pasta Salad

Shrimp, Bacon, Avocado Pasta Salad

  Ready in : 45 mins

Shrimp, Bacon, Avocado Pasta Salad is a main course that serves 4. For $2.43 per serving, this recipe covers 21% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 501 calories, 19g of protein, and 24g of fat. It is brought to you by spoonacular user luismi74. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. Head to the store and pick up salt, fusilli pasta, bell pepper, and a few other things to make it today.

Ingredients

avocado

avocado

1

chipotle pepper powder

chipotle pepper powder

0.5 teaspoon

cilantro

cilantro

0.25 cup

dijon mustard

dijon mustard

1 teaspoon

fusilli pasta

fusilli pasta

0.5 pound

green onions

green onions

2

lime juice

lime juice

2 Tbsp

lime zest

lime zest

1 teaspoon

olive oil

olive oil

2 Tbsp

shrimp

shrimp

0.5 pound

bell pepper

bell pepper

0.33333334 cup

onion

onion

0.33333334 cup

salt

salt

0.25 teaspoon

bacon

bacon

3 ounces

white wine vinegar

white wine vinegar

1 Tbsp

bell pepper

bell pepper

0.33333334 cup

Cooking in Steps

  1. 1
    1 Toss shrimp with chipotle chile powder and salt and put in the refrigerator to marinate while you make the pasta and the rest of the salad.2 Put a large pot of salted water on to a boil (2 quarts of water, 1 Tbsp salt).3 While the water is heating, cook the bacon.

    chipotle chiles

    chipotle chiles

    shrimp

    shrimp

    bacon

    bacon

    pasta

    pasta

    water

    water

    salt

    salt

    pot
    pot
  2. 2
    Put the bacon in a small saucepan on medium heat. Cook until most of the fat has rendered out and the bacon pieces are lightly browned.

    real bacon pieces

    real bacon pieces

    bacon

    bacon

    sauce pan
    sauce pan
  3. 3
    Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Discard or save for future use all but one tablespoon of the rendered bacon fat (do not pour bacon fat down the drain or you will be calling your plumber). 4 Increase the heat to high and add the shrimp. Sauté until done, a few minutes.5 When the pasta water comes to a boil, add the pasta and cook until al dente, cooked through but still a little firm to the bite (usually 1 or 2 minutes less than what the package calls for).6 Put all of the dressing ingredients into a jar, cover and shake until well blended.7 When the pasta is ready, strain it and rinse with cold water.

    water

    water

    bacon drippings

    bacon drippings

    shrimp

    shrimp

    bacon

    bacon

    pasta

    pasta

    paper towels
    paper towels
  4. 4
    Place in a large bowl.

    bowl
    bowl
  5. 5
    Add the vinaigrette and toss with the shrimp, bacon, bell peppers, and onions.

    bell pepper

    bell pepper

    vinaigrette

    vinaigrette

    onion

    onion

    shrimp

    shrimp

    bacon

    bacon

  6. 6
    Add the cilantro and avocado just before serving.

    cilantro

    cilantro

    avocado

    avocado