Angel-Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Greens

Balance out carbs with shrimp: A dozen shrimp is just 85 calories, plus shrimp is packed with protein and selenium, a powerful antioxidant[.]

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 ounces angel-hair pasta
  • 8 cups chopped escarole, kale and/or Swiss chard
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
Directions
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs, adding the greens to the water. Drain and rinse under cold water; transfer to a large bowl.

  • Combine the shrimp, red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a medium bowl. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and cook until pink, about 3 minutes per side. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until slightly softened, about 2 minutes.

  • Add the shrimp mixture to the bowl with the pasta along with the basil and lemon zest and juice; toss to combine.

  • Photograph by Ryan Dausch


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