This classic dish is so easy to make. It requires almost no prep work beyond slicing the mushrooms and peeling the garlic. It is shockingly healthy, considering how easy and delicious it is. You can even fit it into a keto diet thanks to NutriNoodle Organic Edamame Protein Spaghetti.
The recipe is packed with protein. Shrimp adds 23 grams of protein per serving. NutriNoodle Organic Edamame Protein Spaghetti has another 20 grams for each of four servings. Add to that 11 grams of fiber from the pasta, and this pesto shrimp mushroom pasta is sure to keep you full for hours. Plus, NutriNoodle Organic Edamame Protein Spaghetti has only 7 grams of net carbs.
The recipe is also packed with healthy fats. Pesto and olive oil are chock-full of unsaturated fats, which can help improve your ratios if you are following a high-fat keto diet. Heart-healthy fats such as monounsaturated fats in olive oil and homemade pesto can help lower blood sugar and blood pressure.
You can use store bought pesto, which is what the recipe below calls for. Or, you can make your own with 3 cups of fresh basil leaves, 1 cup of pine nuts or walnuts, 4 to 6 cloves of peeled garlic, and 1 cup of olive oil. Just pulse the ingredients together in a blender or food processor and add oil slowly until the consistency is right. Store any extra in the fridge for up to 4 days, or freeze it.
Recipe for Low-Carb Pesto Shrimp Mushroom Pasta
Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes