Go Back
Shrimp & Spinach Pasta

Shrimp & Spinach Pasta with Dill Pesto & Olives

Fragrant, fresh dill is a scent we associate with fresh seafood of all sorts! Here, we've used dill in a unique way by chopping it into a pesto along with scallion greens, garlic, and olive oil.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 855 kcal



  • garlic use 1 large clove
  • 1 ⁄4 oz fresh dill
  • 1 oz scallions
  • 1 oz Kalamata olives
  • 3 ⁄4 oz Parmesan 2
  • 1 ⁄2 lb tube-shaped pasta 1
  • 10 oz US Gulf shrimp 3
  • 3 oz baby spinach
  • coarse kosher salt
  • olive oil
  • freshly ground pepper


Recipe Instructions

  • Prep ingredients: Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Peel and finely chop 1 large clove garlic. Finely chop dill fronds, discarding stems. Trim ends from scallions, then finely chop scallion greens, and thinly slice scallion whites, keeping them separate. Coarsely chop olives, removing any pits. Finely grate Parmesan.
  • Make pesto: In a small bowl, combine dill, scallion greens, half of the garlic, 3 tablespoons oil, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds pepper.
  • Cook pasta: Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente, 10–12 minutes. Reserve 1⁄4 cup pasta water, then drain pasta.
  • Sauté shrimp & olives: Meanwhile, pat shrimp dry. While pasta cooks, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add shrimp, remaining garlic, scallion whites, olives, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until shrimp are curled and light pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Add spinach & pasta: Add spinach to skillet; cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Add pasta, dill pesto, and reserved pasta water. Cook, stirring, until liquid has reduced by half, about 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat. Add half of the Parmesan in large pinches to prevent clumping, stirring to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve: Divide pasta between shallow bowls. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
    Shrimp & Spinach Pasta



Wheat (1), Milk (2), Shellfish (3). May contain traces of other allergens. Packaged in a facility that packages gluten containing products.