Tri-Color Penne with Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes and Basil Bread Crumbs Pasta Salad Recipe -
Tri-Color Penne with Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes and Basil Bread Crumbs Pasta Salad Recipe
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Tri-Color Penne Pasta Salad with Shrimp
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Tri-Color Penne with Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes and Basil Bread Crumbs Pasta Salad

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"Colorful penne pasta and shrimp tossed with grape tomatoes and basil make a quick and tasty salad."

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  1. Cook penne 1 minute less than the recommended cook tim;, drain and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place flat on a sheet pan to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, saute shrimp with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add lemon, reduce to half and set aside.
  3. Halve the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Toast bread crumbs in the oven seasoned with remaining olive oil, chopped garlic, basil, salt and pepper.
  5. Toss pasta with shrimp and tomatoes and top with crunchy bread crumbs before serving.
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Feb 18, 2014

It was good, but I had to improvise on several things. The recipe directions are not very clear. I used 5 cloves of garlic because we love garlic, I sauted a tbsp of garlic with the shrimp and added a few sprinkles of cayenne pepper to spice it up, I also had to add another tbsp of olive oil to the shrimp so it would not dry out. Option 2- Reduce to half? What temperature should we place the oven at and how long to cook option 4 for people that are not very good cooks- I did 5 minutes at 400 for the bread crumbs. I tossed everything in one big bowl. Turned out really good, the basil makes this recipe.

Dec 22, 2014

Great, easy recipe. I didn't have fresh garlic on hand, so I just used a tablespoon of minced. Super easy to make. I did check other reviews before hand to know how long to bake the bread crumbs since that wasn't mentioned in the recipe, I would've given this a 5 star rating otherwise.


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  • Calories
  • 639 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 78.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 36 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 269 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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