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Pasta with Shrimp and Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta with Shrimp and Basil Vinaigrette recipe? Learn how to make Pasta with Shrimp and Basil Vinaigrette using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by joymichele

Makes 4 servings



Grilled zucchini adds extra flavor and texture to this light and pretty main course.

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta with Shrimp and Basil Vinaigrette

5 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
3/4 cup basil leaves, chopped
1 1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
1 pound pasta
4 zucchini, halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons Olive oil

Recipe Directions for Pasta with Shrimp and Basil Vinaigrette

  1. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Combine 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and Dijon mustard small bowl. Gradually mix in 1/3 cup olive oil. Mix in chopped fresh basil. Place shrimp in medium bowl. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally.

  3. Meanwhile, brush zucchini on both sides with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Grill until charred, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to plate. Add shrimp to grill and cook until just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to large bowl. Cut zucchini crosswise into 1-inch pieces and add to shrimp.

  4. Drain pasta well. Add to bowl with shrimp and zucchini. Add basil vinaigrette and toss to coat.

  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared up to 1 hour ahead. Let stand at room temperature.) Serve pasta warm or at room temperature, passing grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 535.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
750
Calories from Fat
271
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
30.1g
46%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
417mg
139%
Sodium
520mg
22%
Potassium
764mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
70.8g
24%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
52.2g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 72%
Calcium 10% Iron 58%
* 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 sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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