Shrimp and Avocado Pesto Genovese

Shrimp and Avocado Pesto Genovese

This is an easy-to-cook authentic pasta. You can even enjoy it chilled. There's no need to use a frying-pan. You can prepare the sauce while boiling your pasta.

Ingredients: 1 serving

100 g
Basil pesto (Recipe ID: 1460890)
3 tablespoons
Peeled shrimp
50 g or more
Lemon juice
a small amount
Grated cheese
to taste
Arugula or basil etc. (for toppings)
As much as you want


1. Cut the avocado into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the avocado. Mix with basil pesto.
2. Add some salt (not included in ingredients list) in potful of boiling water, and cook the pasta. Add the peeled shrimp to the pot 2-3 minutes before the pasta finishes boiling.
3. Add the boiled pasta and shrimp to the mixture you made at Step 1, and combine.
4. Serve on a plate. Sprinkle on a generous amount of the grated cheese. Decorate with arugula or basil.

Story Behind this Recipe

The combination of shrimp, avocado and basil is delicious, so I combined these ingredients in a pasta dish.