Spaghetti and Shrimp with Zucchini Pesto

Spaghetti and Shrimp with Zucchini Pesto
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An elegant looking pasta dish that is fast and easy to make.  The zucchini pesto makes this dish different.

Spaghetti con Pesto di Zucchine, Gamberi e Pomodorini

May 29, 2017
: 3 - 4
: 30 min


  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1/2 lb shrimp
  • 1 1/2 c cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 c grated zucchini
  • 1/4 c Pecorino Romano
  • 1/4 c Parmesan cheese
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • 1/3 c of pine nuts
  • 4 oz extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Step 1 Cook spaghetti al dente, set aside in colander.
  • Step 2 Grate the zucchini add pine nuts, basil, parmesan cheese, pecorino cheese, 3 oz olive oil, and blend in blender until creamy.
  • Step 3 In a frying pan, add remaining olive oil, 1 clove of garlic and brown the cherry tomatoes.
  • Step 4 After 4 minutes, add shrimp and cook until they have a rosy appearance (2 to 3 minutes), then add spaghetti.
  • Step 5 Turn off the heat and add the zucchini pesto, then add a small amount of the spaghetti cooking water to moisten if necessary.



Grating Zucchini


Video guide – in Italian but helps with preparation


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