Fusili Pasta Salad with Shrimps

Recipe from Lily Moore
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Cook time: 35 min
Servings 5
Edit Date 20.03.2023
Our pasta salad recipe takes the classic dish to new heights with its vibrant ingredients and bold seasonings. Al dente fusilli pasta is the perfect vessel to hold an array of fresh and juicy flavors, like cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, and olives, all tossed in a zesty pesto sauce. The star of the show, the succulent shrimp, is sautéed to perfection and adds a touch of the ocean to each bite.


  • Fusilli pasta
    10,6 oz.
  • Dried olives
    a handful
  • Freshly ground black pepper
    to taste
  • Peeled shrimp
    14,1 oz.
  • Sweet pepper
    1 pc.
  • Cherry tomatoes
    7,1 oz.
  • Fresh spinach
    3,5 oz.
  • Pesto
    3 tbsp.
  • Olive oil
    to taste
  • Salt
    to taste

Nutrition facts per serving

  • Calories

    339 kcal

  • Protein

    28 g

  • Fat

    6 g

  • Carbohydrates

    54 g


  • Boil the fusilli pasta in salted boiling water according to the package instructions. Drain it in a colander, then drizzle with a little of olive oil, stir, and set it aside.

  • Cook the frozen shrimp in boiling water for 4 minutes, then drain in a colander and pat dry. If the shrimp are raw, quickly sauté them in a small amount of oil until they turn pink and then let them cool.

  • Remove the stems and seeds from the sweet peppers. Cut the flesh into small cubes. Then cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters or halves, depending on their size.

  • If the olives are pitted, crush them with a knife to remove the pits. Cut the olives in half lengthwise.

  • If the spinach has tough stems, remove them. Then tear large spinach leaves into smaller pieces by hand and leave the small leaves as they are.

  • Mix the pesto with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Finally, combine all the salad ingredients, season with pepper and salt to taste, let it marinate for a bit, and serve.


  • Olive oil is a key ingredient in this recipe, so it's important to use a good quality, flavorful oil for best results.

  • Make sure to cook the shrimp thoroughly. Overcooked shrimp can become tough and rubbery, while undercooked shrimp can be unsafe to eat.

Bon Appetit!

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