Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

Spinach Pesto, healthy and flavorful, to this I add Walnuts, Garlic and Sour Cream.. Serve this over Angel Hair Pasta and Shrimp. What more can I ask for ???

Ingredients: Spinach Pesto Pasta with Shrimp
  • Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1 cup of peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1/2 cup Mushroom
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach ( or Frozen Spinach)
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • Oilve Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Pesto is easy to make and will taste fresher when made at home, but if you want you can even use a store bought Pesto. In a food processor blend together baby spinach, walnuts, fresh garlic cloves, dried basil leaves. Pour in oil slowly while it is mixing. Make into a course paste and mix the Sour Cream, Salt and Pepper.

Meanwhile chop the onions and mushrooms and cook the Pasta according to the package directions. In a pan, heat oil and add the cut vegetables, season with salt and pepper. Stir fry them on low medium heat.  Once the Pasta is cooked, make sure to reserve a cup of Pasta water for later use.

When the vegetables are tender, add the Pasta to it and mix well with the prepared Pesto, add the reserved Pasta water. The starch in this water will help to thicken the sauce and in turn coat the pasta. Add the Cooked Shrimp and Parmesan Cheese and mix well. Sprinkle with extra Parmesan Cheese when serving.


  1. Wow anu this pasta looks so yummmmmmm........thanks for post this recipe! keep posting new recipes and enjoy cooking.

  2. Pesto sauce with basil is one of my fav.. and you added shrimp to that!

  3. Thanks Kankana.. Try this recipe and let me know.. We loved it..

  4. Ore santanu this is like a diamond reservoir of food :) I might become a follower..

  5. Simple and Healthy! should give a try!

  6. @tanushree , thanks, we are hoping to put together a good bunch of recipes here.

  7. Pasta amar khub kaaje debe! Amar chheler fav dish! Will surely try! Thanks to both of u!

  8. Thanks Sandita.. Bolo kemon laglo tomar cheler..Anu

  9. I haven't made pesto with spinach, sounds delicious. And sour cream added, yum!!!

  10. This dish is delicious! Thanks for sharing!


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