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.
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.
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.
And, of course, there’s the shrimp itself. Honestly, I just thawed some frozen precooked wild-caught shrimp, tossed it with pesto….
…and then added some grated Parmesan cheese and a few golden cherry tomatoes. And that was it, thank you, and good-bye!
Delightful? Umm, yeah, like holy yumtown! And isn’t this dish, oh, so striking and colorful pretty?
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…I hope you’ll try this healthy, unique, and tasty Southwestern style dish!
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