Caprese Shrimp with Pasta

Caprese Shrimp with Pasta

This colorful pasta dish is full of flavor and can be made in less than 30 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked dried penne (I used gluten free Chickpea pasta)
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved or 4 vine tomatoes, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1/4 cup jarred pesto
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella pearls or cubed mozzarella (you can sub crumbled feta in a pinch)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Directions:
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Melt olive oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-low heat until sizzling. Add garlic, onion, tomatoes and oregano; sauté 1 minute or until softened.
  3. Add in pesto and set the skillet to simmer.
  4. Add shrimp; sauté, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add cooked pasta, lemon juice, mozzarella,  fresh basil and balsamic vinegar; stir until coated and heated through.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.