Cilantro Pesto Shrimp with Rainbow Noodles


2014/06/10 by nikkiledford

Pasta from carrots?!

Right now, Trader Joe’s has Organic Rainbow Carrots, which make for a beautiful Paleo pasta dish!


Using a vegetable peeler, make pasta strands with the carrots. Throw the “noodles” into a skillet with a little oil over medium heat and lightly sauté until barely wilted (you don’t want to over cook or they will be mushy).


Cilantro Pesto Shrimp with Rainbow Noodles

Cilantro Pesto

1 large bunch cilantro
1/4-1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. pepitas
1-2 garlic cloves (to taste)
juice and zest from 1 lemon
salt to taste

coconut oil

Rainbow or Heirloom Carrots (prepare them as described above)

  1. In a food processor, add cilantro, lemon, garlic, and pepitas. Blend well.
  2. Add olive oil and mix until desired consistency.
  3. Add salt to taste
  4. In a skillet, heat coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add shrimp and cook until pink.
  6. Top prepared noodles with shrimp and drizzle pesto on top.

One thought on “Cilantro Pesto Shrimp with Rainbow Noodles

  1. […] amazing recipes  on her blog like mango chicken curry, a paleo acai bowl and a cilantro pesto shrimp rainbow pasta. Make sure to head there and check them out! Now I personally love using fresh, seasonal […]

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