Happy 4th of July! I probably should have prepared something red, white and blue in honor of today's celebration, but I didn't! Not that there aren't a million ideas out there to choose from. I have seen such cute and yummy-looking recipes all over the internet the last couple of weeks. But I just never got my act together enough to come up with something in line with an Independence Day theme. In fact, today's recipe is not even a grill-related recipe! But, you are going to want to tuck this away for later, because it is one you definitely should try!
This dish, while not red, white and blue, is a great dinner for when you want pasta. As much as I love classic spaghetti and meatballs, Thing 2 does not like tomato sauce, so he ends up eating only the pasta which really is just carb-y and not as nutritious as I would like (although I try to use whole grain pasta so at least we are getting some fiber in there!). But in this dish, not only do you get the lean protein and more from the shrimp, but you get additional rich and varied nutrition from the arugula. Arugula is a green that packs a pretty good nutritional punch and is also viewed to be an anti-cancer food.
Arugula provides vitamins A, B, C and K, as well as minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc and copper. It is one of the most nutritious of the leafy greens and is actually classified as a cruciferous vegetable along with broccoli and brussels sprouts. So you can feel good about serving this dish to your family!
As you would expect, Thing 1 and DH loved this dinner. Thing 2 turned his nose up at the tomatoes and promptly picked them out. However, he still got all that good nutrition from the arugula, so it was a win-win!
In the end, Thing 2 rating = (4 biscuits out of 5)!
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Shrimp Arugula Linguine
- Prepare the linguine according to package directions, drain and set aside.12 ounces linguine
- Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the garlic and cook until it begins to turn brown.2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 cloves garlic
- Add the wine and bring to a simmer.¾ cup cooking white wine
- Add the shrimp, salt, and pepper, and stir until heated through.1 pound cooked salad shrimp, ⅛ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Right before removing from heat, stir in the tomatoes.1 cup grape tomatoes
- Add the shrimp-tomato mixture and baby arugula to the pot with the cooked, drained linguine, and toss gently.4 cups baby arugula
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
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Shrimp is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
another good recipe. I like it.
Thanks! I appreciate you stopping by!
Wondering how this would be with kale instead of arugula...
Yes, great idea, I think kale would work well too! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing & linking up at Thank You Honey's Whatever Wednesday Party!! The party goes live every Tuesday!
Thanks, Sarah...it is a great party! I will try to get there whenever I can. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
Love how fresh this pasta looks!
Thanks, Pamela! And thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Your linguine looks FABULOUS!!!!! Love how you added the arugula, I love its peppery flavor, and it sounds like it would be amazing in this dish! Looks like a great summer dinner!
Thanks, Maria! The arugula is definitely a flavorful addition, so I was happy when the kids actually liked it...I wasn't sure if they would just because they aren't used to that flavor. But it really fit well and everyone loved it. I appreciate you stopping by!
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I love arugula and so this looks great!
Thanks, Kat! I appreciate you stopping by. And thanks for the great link party!
Lizy @ http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/
This is one of my favorite combination shrimp and pasta! and the added health benefits a big plus to the already awesome taste. Thank You so much for sharing. I'm pining onto my Good Eats board. thank You for sharing, I came to visit you from Anyonita Nibbles party!
Thanks, Lizy! Have a great day!
That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Hopped over from Tasty Tuesdays.
Tina @ Mommynificent
Thanks for coming by, Tina! 🙂