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Kevin Curry

Arugula Pesto Salad with Shrimp

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Arugula Pesto Salad with Shrimp

Ingredients for 4 servings

* Optional Substitution Note

  • 1 1/2 lb raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • Arugula Pesto
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 1 1/2 cups raw arugula
    • 1/2 cup fresh basil
    • 1/4 cup walnuts
    • 1/2 cup parmesan
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • sea salt  & pepper to taste
    • 1/4 cup  water (or more/less for your desired consistency)
  • Salad
    • 1lb cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1 zucchini, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
    • 1 yellow squash, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
    • 1 (orange) bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
    • 1/2 red onion, slices


Step 1

Set a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Once hot, lightly spray with olive oil then toss in the shrimp. As the shrimp sears and cooks, sprinkle in a pinch or 2 of sea salt & pepper. Once finished cooking, about 6 to 8 minutes, remove from the skillet and set aside.

Step 2

Place all the ingredients for the pesto in a blender or food processor.  Process until smooth then season to taste with sea salt & pepper.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salad and the cooked shrimp. Pour in a generous amount of the pesto and toss to coat. Repeat.

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Prep 5min
Cook 10min
Total 15min

Nutrition per serving

About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!