Enjoy the delicious flavor of our Shrimp Orzo with Pea and Mint Pesto. This Shrimp Orzo with Pea and Mint Pesto is sure to be a crowd favorite.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup PLANTERS Slivered Almonds
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Italian Vinaigrette Dressing, divided
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1-1/4 cups orzo pasta, uncooked
1 lb. frozen uncooked cleaned medium shrimp
juice from 1 lemon
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Let's Make It
Process peas, nuts, mint and garlic in food processor 30 sec. or until nuts are finely chopped and mixture is well blended. Add 1/2 cup dressing; process until smooth. Spoon into medium bowl; stir in 2 Tbsp. cheese.
Cook pasta as directed on package.
Meanwhile, heat remaining dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 2 to 3 min. or until shrimp turn pink, turning after 2 min. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice; mix lightly.
Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Place pasta in large bowl. Add pea mixture; mix lightly. If necessary, gradually stir in enough of the reserved pasta cooking water until pasta mixture is of desired consistency.
Top pasta mixture with shrimp and remaining cheese.
The mint pesto can be prepared ahead of time. Refrigerate in airtight container up to 3 days before using as directed.
Garnish with additional fresh mint leaves before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 38g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.