Garlic-Cilantro Shrimp Rotini


  • 2 cups fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic 
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 ½  tbsp red wine vinegar
  •  Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 oz whole-wheat rotini pasta
  • 20 medium raw shrimp
  • Salad: arugula, pine nuts, grated parmesan, olive oil and salt.

  1. Make the salad: roast the pine nuts quickly in a pan with a little bit of olive oil, in a bowl mix with the nuts with the arugula and drizzle with olive oil, salt and parmesan.
  2. Clean the shrimp and set aside.
  3. Prepare sauce: Using a food processor or mixer, pulse cilantro, oregano, garlic and red pepper flakes until combined. While food processor/mixer is running, add oil and vinegar. Stir in salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  4. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  5. In a large saucepan on medium heat, cook the shrimp for about 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add pasta and garlic-cilantro mixture and cook, stirring often, for another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Serve with the salad.