Lemon Basil Shrimp Pesto Over Squash Fettucini

A simple but delicious recipe that is not only gluten free, “paleo” friendly, “clean eating” or one may even say it’s “dirty”* food. Bottom line this is a delicious and nutritious meal that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves good food!


1 pound shrimp

2 large squash or 4 small

3 – 4 bunches of fresh basil

1/2 cup macadamia or cashew nuts

1/4 cup olive oil

Juice from 1 lemon (about 3 Tbsp)

3 garlic cloves

1 tsp sea salt


1. Using a potato peeler,”peel” the yellow squash.  Toss the skin (when steamed it is tough).  Peel down the soft part until you see the seeds. Use the “meat” of the squash as your “noodles”.  Steam the squash for 3 – 5 minutes.  Set aside.

2. Place nuts, garlic, basil, olive oil, lemon juice and  salt into a food processor. Puree until it becomes a slight paste.
Set aside.
3. Steam shrimp for 5- 7 minutes or until pink.
Once the shrimp is cooked, toss with the pesto and serve over the squash “fettucini”. Enjoy!
Forget all the fancy titles – this is just good, nutritious food packed with flavor!

*Dirty eating is eating foods from the garden…because in reality the foods from the garden are full of dirt!

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  1. Awesome! Used tilapia instead of shrimp (at this time shrimp is sore subject in our house) that was broiled with a couple of shakes of Nunu spice.

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