Grilled Lemon Shrimp and Pesto with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

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Jan. 20, 2015

Here's an easy recipe with Grilled Shrimp and whole wheat spaghetti with pesto sauce. Recipes like these makes us aware of the "Lighter Side" of the menu. Change and versatility is good and it's even better when we can prepare these types of dishes at home.


For basil pesto
Parmesan cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely grated
Pine nuts/Walnut pieces 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
Fresh basil 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Kosher salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Fresh lemon juice 3 Teaspoon
Extra virgin olive oil 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For shrimp
Shrimp 10 Large (((16/20, cleaned, deveined, tails
Lemon zest 1 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Kosher salt To Taste
All purpose seasoning 2 Teaspoon
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
For other ingredients
Whole wheat spaghetti 4 Ounce (((Whole Grain Spaghetti)))
Sundried tomatoes 1 Tablespoon



1. Take fresh basil in a food processor, pulse to chop it.

2. Add garlic, pine nuts, kosher salt and pepper and grind together to a fine consistency.

3. Keep adding olive oil and continue to run the processor such that everything is well blended.

4. Squeeze some lemon juice and give it a stir.

5. Empty into a fresh bowl and add some parmesan cheese. Mix well. Set it aside.

6. Boil pasta in salted water until done.

7. Take shrimps in another bowl. Drop in lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and all purpose seasoning to the bowl. Mix everything well.

8. Grill the shrimp on a preheated grill for 2 minutes on each side.


9. Toss pasta with fresh pesto and sundried tomatoes.

10. Mix the shrimps in.


11. Garnish with freshly grated lemon zest. Enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 538Calories from Fat 318

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g53.8%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 643 mg26.79%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 27 g54%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet