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Pesto shrimp

Pesto Shrimp & More Simple Recipes!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Pesto shrimp is a dinnertime win! Savory basil pesto is a natural pairing with juicy shrimp; serve with pasta or rice for an easy dinner idea.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, deveined (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto (homemade or purchased)
  • Lemon, optional


  1. If necessary, thaw the shrimp.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium high heat. Add the shrimp and salt. Cook the shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes per side until almost opaque, turning them with tongs.
  4. Just before shrimp are fully cooked, add the 1/4 cup pesto and continue cooking for 30 seconds, stirring continuously.
  5. Serve immediately. If using storebought pesto, adjust lemon and or salt accordingly.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Simple recipes