Greek Shrimp & Pasta

 

Greek Shrimp & Pasta | With a delicious zesty tomato-garlic sauce with olives & lemon.  Only 486 calories per serving | by Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

I really didn’t know what to call this recipe. I started out with “Lemon Shrimp & Pasta” or even “Skinny Shrimp & Pasta” but that wouldn’t do justice to this dish. It has a wonderful blend of flavors from the kalamata olives, lemon zest, parsley & feta cheese.  “Lemon” or “Skinny” was too one dimensional and not fair. “Greek” seemed more appropriate to me.  So Greek  Shrimp & Pasta it is:)

Greek cuisine is the perfect example of traditional Mediterranean healthy eating. It’s based around a variety of colorful and flavorful foods that are high in nutrients and low in fats. For this recipe I decided to use spinach pasta to add a healthy dose of fiber instead of getting empty calories from regular pasta.

This is such an easy meal to make and it’s perfect for weeknight dinners or a fancy weekend lunch. I cannot wait to make this again!

Greek Shrimp & Pasta | With a delicious zesty tomato-garlic sauce with olives & lemon.  Only 486 calories per serving | by Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Greek Shrimp & Pasta | With a delicious zesty tomato-garlic sauce with olives & lemon.  Only 486 calories per serving | by Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Greek Shrimp & Pasta
Author: Fit, Fun & Delish!
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 10 kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon minced lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 oz large shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 oz cooked spinach spaghetti
Instructions
  1. In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the tomatoes and garlic. Cook until the tomatoes are a little soft. About 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the olives, zest, lemon juice, black pepper, pepper flakes & salt.
  4. Add the shrimp, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Flip the shrimp, cover and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Stir the parsley, turn off the heat and cover. Let it sit for 1 minute before serving.
  6. Serve shrimp over pasta and garnish with more parsley and the feta cheese.

Greek Shrimp & Pasta | With zesty tomato -garlic sauce seasoned with olives & lemon. The spinach pasta adds a healthy dose of fiber. by Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Greek Shrimp & Pasta | With a delicious zesty tomato-garlic sauce with olives & lemon.  Only 486 calories per serving | by Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

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  • 01/28/2015 - 6:45 pm

    Kelly - I love the sound of this pasta. I am training for a marathon so this is just the kind of recipe I need- some protein and carbs. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • 01/29/2015 - 7:11 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Hi Kelly! Congrats on training for a marathon! I bow to you since I’m a terrible runner lol! This is definitely a perfect meal for that kind of training. Good luck and I hope you have a blast! XO’s AnaReplyCancel

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