Thursday, March 18, 2010

Springtime Shell Salad

We are a barbecuing family and since it is barbecue weather year round where I live, I'm always looking for side salad recipes. I have quite some in my recipe files and I'm sure that I will be sharing them with you throughout the next several months. You will be finding recipes for pasta salads, potato salads, rice salads, grain salads and vegetable salads. Nothing is off limits in our house and we are always trying to enrich our meals with new and exciting ingredients. 

This salad came about after I decided to combine two of my favorite salads (pasta salad and English pea salad) into one. The result was delicious. Even my pea hating oldest kid loved this one and had seconds. I will be making this salad again on many more barbecue occasions.

Springtime Shell Salad
~serves 8-10~

1 pound small pasta shells, cooked and drained
6 ounces medium or sharp cheddar cheese, cut in small cubes
2 cups baby peas, fresh or frozen
1 medium red pepper, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup (6 ounces) plain yogurt
1/4 cup chopped pimientos
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 1 hour to develop the flavors.This salad keeps well for several days in the fridge.


  1. Dats really nice....thanks for sharing the recipe. I will try this one.

    Take the Salad Personality Test and find out which Salad are you like. I have taken the test and enjoyed a lot. Hope you too will enjoy it. Have Fun!!

  2. Your salad looks scrumptious. I, too, have quite the arsenal of salad recipes.

    Collin, I took the Salad Personality Test. I am a Caesar Salad.

  3. I love this! I'm going to try it as soon as possible.

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  5. This sounds delicious! I love when Spring arrives because that means likes of BBQs and picnics-and foods just like this awesome pasta salad-YUM!

  6. The pictures of the salad really attracts me! They're wonderful. Oh my, I also love barbecue with side dishes, and like you, I have been inventing different side dishes for my barbecue. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  7. Kathy, thanks for stopping by and the kind words. Hope to see you on here again :o)


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