Shrimp and Pasta Salad
1 pound pasta shell
1 small red onion diced
1 red or yellow pepper diced
1 ripe tomato diced
1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced black olives drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
2 to 3 cloves garlic minced
salt and pepper
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing or to taste
1. Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse and drain well.
2. Combine pasta, onion, bell pepper, tomato and olives in a large bowl.
3. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add shrimp and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until shrimp turn pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove shrimp from skillet and cool.
4. Stir cooled shrimp into pasta mixture. Pour Italian dressing over all and mix until well coated. Chill 1 to 2 hours before serving.