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Garlic Prawns (or Shrimps) Pesto Pasta

Updated: Jan 6, 2021

Prep Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 2


  • 250 grams prawns or shrimps, peeled and deveined

  • 240 grams spaghetti/linguini or GF pasta

  • 200 grams With Love Spices and Herbs Basil Pesto

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 125 grams cherry tomatoes, halved, for garnish

  • Basil leaves, chopped, for garnish

  • 1/2 Lemon, juice squeezed (optional)

  • Red Pesto Sea Salt or Garlic-Infused Sea Salt, to taste

  • Black Pepper, to taste

  • Parmesan Cheese, grated, to taste


Season prawns with Red Pesto Sea Salt or Garlic-Infused Sea Salt and Black Pepper and set aside. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt and olive oil and cook pasta according to packet instructions.

Meantime, heat a skillet at medium-high heat, add 1 Tbsp Olive Oil. Once the oil has been slightly heated, add the minced garlic and saute for 1 minute.

Once the minced garlic is fragrant, add the Basil pesto and saute for another minute. Add the prawns (or shrimps) and saute for 4-5 minutes on each side until they are fully cooked through. Add lemon juice if using.

Strain the pasta and leave aside 2 Tbsp of pasta water. Add the cooked pasta back to the pot with the Garlic-Pesto mixture and 2 Tbsp of Pasta water. Mix thoroughly and add cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, Parmesan cheese and season if required.

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