Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by gaplatt

Makes 4 servings



Based off recipe in Cooking Light online. Substituted pesto for most of the olive oil, and reduced amount of angel hair pasta as it overwhelmed the sauce.

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta

3 quarts water
6 oz ronzoni rotini
1 pound large shrimp, peeled
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
4 tablespoons capers, drained
2 tablespoons pesto (or substitute olive oil)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 1/2 ounces baby spinach (1/2 bag)

Recipe Directions for Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta

Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add pasta; cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp to pan; cook 1 minute or until shrimp are just opaque (they will continue cooking after drained) and pasta is al dente. Drain. In a large salad bowl thoroughly mix basil, capers, pesto, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper. Toss in pasta/shrimp mixture and spinach. Divide between 4 plates. Serve with lemon wedge garnishes.
Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 933.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
307
Calories from Fat
67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.5g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
163mg
54%
Sodium
818mg
34%
Potassium
213mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
34.6g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
2.2g
Protein
28.2g
Vitamin A 85% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 9% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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