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Salmon Pesto Pasta

Salmon Pasta
Salmon Pasta

Salmon Pesto Pasta

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • blender
  • sheet pan
  • oven
  • boiling pot
  • spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups dry pasta (rotini)

Salmon and seasonings

  • 12 oz salmon
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Arugula pesto

  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 400F
  • First, boil the pasta according to the package instructions
  • Meanwhile, season the salmon with garlic powder, salt, and coat with olive oil
  • Next, place the salmon in the oven and bake it for 10-15 minutes

Arugala pesto

  • Meanwhile, place the arugula, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth. Season with salt to preferred taste
  • After the pasta cooks, drain and add it to a mixing bowl and add the pesto (add the amount of pesto to your preferred taste)
  • Remove the cooked salmon from the oven. Using two forks, shred the salmon.
  • Place the salmon on top of the pasta and enjoy!

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Tomato Pesto Chicken Potato Salad

tomato pesto spinach salad
tomato pesto spinach salad

Tomato Pesto Chicken Potato Salad

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • boiling pot
  • mixing bowl
  • indoor grill pan
  • tongs

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz boneless chicken thighs
  • 4 tbsp tomato pesto sauce
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2 each small red potatoes (diced)

Instructions
 

  • Boil the potatoes in a pot and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender
  • Meanwhile, marinate chicken with half of the tomato pesto sauce
  • Then, heat an indoor grill pan on medium-high heat. Sear the chicken on both sides for about 5 to 6 minutes until it is golden crispy. Make sure it fully cooks to an internal temperature of 165F
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing it into bite-size pieces
  • Once the potatoes have cooked, drain it and set it aside
  • In a bowl, add the potatoes, chicken, spinach, and the rest of the tomato pesto sauce. Mix all ingredients well
  • This dish can be served hot or cold
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Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad

basil pesto pasta salad
basil pesto pasta salad

Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • tongs
  • boiling pot
  • saute pan
  • mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz boneless chicken thighs
  • 4 tbsp basil pesto sauce
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 cup dry rotini pasta

Instructions
 

  • Gather your equipment: knife, cutting board, skillet, sheet pan, tongs, bowl
  • Then, boil the pasta and cook according to packaged instructions
  • Next, marinate chicken with half of the basil pesto sauce
  • Then, add olive oil to a skillet on medium high heat and sear the chicken on both sides until it is golden crispy and cooks to an internal temperature of 165F
  • After the chicken has finished cooking, let it rest on a cutting board for a few minutes before slicing. Slice it into bite size pieces
  • Once the pasta has cooked, drain it and set it aside
  • In a bowl, add pasta, chicken, arugala, cherry tomatoes, and the rest of the basil pesto sauce. Mix all ingredients well
  • This dish can be served hot or you can chill it in the refrigerator and eat the next day
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Shrimp with Pesto Zoodles

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shrimp-with-pesto-zoodles

Shrimp with Pesto Zoodles

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • spatula
  • saute pan

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes (sliced)
  • 2 cups Zucchini Spirals
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto sauce
  • salt and peper (as needed)

Instructions
 

  • In a saute pan over medium to high heat, add the basil pesto. Add the zucchini spirals and stir until it is completely coated with the basil pesto
  • Remove from the pan and set aside in a serving dish
  • Add the shrimp to the saute pan and cook through until it is pink (about 3 to 4 minutes)
  • Add the cherry tomatoes and mix in with the shrimp
  • Remove the shrimp and tomato mixture from the pan and place it on top of the zucchini spirals. Season with salt and pepper as needed