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Shrimp & Spinach Basil Pesto Pasta


Remember that spinach basil pesto I made earlier? Well tonight I put it to use and prepared the following for dinner. It's quick, easy and flavorful without too many ingredients to fuss over with. It's also great with chicken!
Shrimp & Spinach Basil Pesto Pasta
original Joelen recipe

1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-2 lbs shrimp (I used 31-40 raw jumbo shrimp)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup spinach basil pesto
1-2 large tomato, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons butter
angel hair pasta, cooked & drained
1/4 cup grated parmesan for garnish

In a saute pan over medium high heat, add the oil.
When it starts to shimmer, add the garlic and shrimp; saute until it turns pink and is cooked.
Add the spinach basil pesto, chopped tomatoes, butter and hot pasta to the pan; toss to combine.
Garnish with parmesan and serve hot.
I also served this with homemade Parmesan breadsticks!

6 comments

  1. I used to work at a restaurant that made a dish with just these combination of ingredients. Thanks for bringing back some good memories!

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  2. What a lovely pasta dish! It looks like it comes together quickly and is super flavorful1

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  3. What beautiful color on that pesto. And the combination of ingredients looks so simple and tasty. Another wonderful dish.

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  4. This looks so delicious and flavorful. Your pesto is such a beautiful and vibrant green!

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  5. What a nice flavor combo here, and it comes together easy & quick. Don't you love how versatile shrimp can be?

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  6. This is an ultimate combination for me - pasta, pesto and shrimp. I would never get tired of this at all!

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