Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

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Here’s a recipe that is perfect for summer …simple, light, and full of flavor!


Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

Serves 3-4

(Modified from the Great Food Fast cookbook)


  • 12 oz. medium shrimp (peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tsp. olive oil, separated
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes in their juices (I use the kind with oregano, basil, and garlic)
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz. whole-wheat linguine
  • about 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces (plus more for garnish, if you so choose)


  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water according to the package’s instructions.  Drain the pasta and set to the side.
  • While the pasta is cooking, sprinkle salt and pepper on shrimp.  In a big skillet, heat 3 tsp. of olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add the shrimp and cook them until they are no longer pink (it only takes a couple of minutes).  Remove the cooked shrimp from the skillet and put in a bowl to the side.
  • Next, put the remaining teaspoon of olive oil into the same skillet.  Add the garlic and cook over medium heat for less than a minute.  Then add the diced tomatoes and their juices along with 1/2 cup of water.  Bring the mixture to a boil.  Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer, stirring occasionally.  You can break up the tomato pieces with the back of a wooden spoon to help make the mixture saucy.  After about 15 minutes, remove the skillet from the heat and add the grape tomatoes.
  • Add the cooked pasta and the shrimp to the skillet and stir everything together.  Add the basil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve, garnished with additional basil.


I’ve made this recipe several times throughout the years.  I like it because I don’t feel overly full and heavy after I finish eating it.  Plus, I love any dish that includes fresh basil!

Hope everyone enjoys!

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5 Responses to Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

  1. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    Yum! I can’t wait to watch The Bachelorette tonight — I think that she doesn’t end up with anyone, but who knows!
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  2. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries

    Looks delicious! I rarely crave pasta during the summer months, but this looks a little lighter than your typical pasta dish, so I’ll definitely be trying this out next week! Yum!
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  3. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    I love light pasta dishes in the summer!! Looks great!

  4. Nicole

    Looks so tasty–fresh and delicious.
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