This delicious pasta is dressed in a pesto that contains not only basil but also spinach, parsley and roma tomato for an added nutritional boost. Add some colorful cherry and grape tomatoes, some fresh asparagus and some tender shrimp and you have a complete one bowl meal in less than half an hour.
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Spinach Pesto Pasta with Shrimp #ImprovCookingChallenge
Our Improv Cooking Challenge this month calls for us to use Pasta and Greens.......
Juli of Pandemonium Noshery is hosting this month. Thanks Juli, Pasta and Greens is a great theme and I'm happy to join in the fun. Let's see who else joined and what they cooked up for us.......
We had a little gap in the hot weather department and some serious rain this past Monday night through Tuesday afternoon. Frank, John and I had taken our friend, Sr. Maryann, out to lunch for Mexican Food. When we got home the rain had stopped and the sun was shining so we spent the afternoon putzing around the yard, taking advantage of the cooler weather.
When the Teen got home from work we were still putzing and she was starving so I heated her up some leftovers while we finished our projects.
When we finally came in and realized that we were now getting hungry I went looking for something quick, easy and satisfying while Frank went into the wine fridge to find us a bottle to enjoy.
While he opened the wine, I put a pot of water on to boil and pulled some shrimp out of the freezer. I placed the shrimp in a colander and placed it under cold running water while I prepped the ingredients and started the pesto.
Less than half an hour and 1 glass of wine later.....dinner was served and it was amazing......
***NOTE: This recipe makes much more pesto than you will need for the dinner. Place remaining pesto in a small bowl, drizzle with olive oil and lay plastic directly onto the pesto sealing out any air. It will keep in the refrigerator for well over a week. It is delicious on sandwiches, smeared on bread as a snack, put on top of grilled chicken or fish, added to softened butter and put onto steaks or stirred into soups.