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Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta

Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta RecipePhoto: Karry Hosford

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups chopped plum tomato
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups hot cooked angel hair pasta (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add shrimp; sauté 1 minute. Add tomato and basil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until tomato is tender. Stir in kalamata olives, capers, and black pepper.

Combine shrimp mixture and pasta in a large bowl; toss well. Top with cheese.

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    "I was looking for a recipe to use some of the abundant fresh basil I grow in pots on my back deck, so I modeled this recipe after dishes I've had in local restaurants. It's easy, fresh, and colorful--and a very quick dinner." -CL Reader

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:424
Calories from fat:21%
Fat per serving:9.7g
Saturated fat per serving:3.1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:3.6g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:1.7g
Protein per serving:33.4g
Carbohydrates per serving:49.7g
Fiber per serving:3g
Cholesterol per serving:185mg
Iron per serving:6mg
Sodium per serving:564mg
Calcium per serving:163mg

Good to Know

Add some fiber to this protein-rich dish with whole-wheat angel-hair pasta. Goat cheese is a great source of calcium, but be wary of its high saturated fat content.

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