Cilantro Pesto Shrimp on Black Bean Pasta

Cilantro Pesto Shrimp on Black Bean Pasta

Cilantro pesto is perfect on shrimp with pasta

This Cilantro Pesto Shrimp on Black Bean Pasta is yet another easy but delicious dish that I’m presenting to you, thanks to my recent discovery of Trader Joe’s Black Bean Rotini that I awarded 5 stars out of 5 on a prior post.  TJ’s Black Bean Rotini also was featured in previous recipe that I posted here.

Cilantro pesto shrimp on black bean pasta

Want a clean and unique Southwestern dish? This one fits the bill.

Because the black bean pasta is made solely from black beans, it was a natural step to serve it up with some Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I call this a “clean” Southwestern dish, because its few ingredients are all healthy, fresh, and simply prepared.

Cilantro pesto shrimp on black bean pasta

Cilantro pesto rocks on shrimp!

One of the keys that makes this recipe shine is the fabulous cilantro pesto that tops the black bean pasta and shrimp. I featured a previous post showing how easy it is to make your own cilantro pesto. Cilantro adds an herby, tangy, citrusy, and slightly spicy pizzazz to this dish, for sure.

Cilantro pesto shrimp on black bean pasta

Black bean pasta jazzed up the right way…

And, of course, there’s the shrimp itself. Honestly, I just thawed some frozen precooked wild-caught shrimp, tossed it with pesto….

Cilantro pesto shrimp on black bean pasta

A unique and clean Southwestern dish

…and then added some grated Parmesan cheese and a few golden cherry tomatoes. And that was it, thank you, and good-bye!

Cilantro pesto shrimp on black bean pasta

Black bean pasta topped with shrimp and cilantro pesto is a delight to the eyes and the palate

Delightful? Umm, yeah, like holy yumtown! And isn’t this dish, oh, so striking and colorful pretty?

Cilantro pesto shrimp on black bean pasta

Try homemade cilantro pesto on shrimp…you won’t regret it!

Again, I urge you to mix up a batch of homemade cilantro pesto to top the shrimp and black bean pasta. The cilantro pesto also totally rocks on pizza, eggs, and is fabulous as a spread on sandwiches.

Cilantro pesto shrimp on black bean pasta

Shrimp and cilantro pesto on pasta? Yes, please!

Cilantro Pesto Shrimp on Black Bean Pasta…I hope you’ll try this healthy, unique, and tasty Southwestern style dish!

–G

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  1. Andrea Nine says

    Heaven on a plate right there. i cannot wait to try this,I just bought some pesto today when now I see your recipe and it looks waaaay better!

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