Pesto Pasta

What a great colorful summer dish! I happen to be “in love” with my food processor šŸ˜‰ and enjoy making my own pesto’s, sauces, etc … So, I decided to make a my own spinach pesto with penne pasta andshrimp. To make the pesto you will need ingredients below
Baby Spinach
Pine Nuts
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Now, I don’t have exact measurements to give you because I do my pesto according to taste. I keep adding ingredients until I can’t stop licking the spoon! I add a handful of baby spinach, toasted pine nuts, parmigiano-reggiano (it has a real nutty flavor), drizzle in olive oil, a clove of garlic, salt & pepper and chop all together until I get the flavor and texture I like. In mean time boil penne pasta until tender. Saute mushrooms slightly in olive oil (for the mushrooms I like them to keep their shape & original texture) set aside. Saute shrimp (season w/ salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic salt, & red pepper flakes) set aside. Lightly brown a few pine nuts to top finished dish. Cut red baby tomatoes in half. Drain penne and toss pesto in bowl, add mushrooms, shrimp, tomatoes, pine nuts, and freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano. Mangia! Mangia!



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4 responses to “Pesto Pasta

  1. empire1395

    it was awesome

  2. Yum! That looks goooood. I love pesto! šŸ™‚

  3. I love that you add spinach to your pesto! Probably helps it keep the nice green color as well as adding lots of nutrients. šŸ˜€ Thanks so much for following my blog!

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