Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

4 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 10 min

540 calories per serving 


1/4 cup olive oil   65 mL
24 shrimp, large, peeled and deveined   600 g
2 cloves garlic, minced    
4 tsp Parsley and Garlic Base (Recipe)   20 mL
1/2 cup canned tomatoes, low sodium   130 g
24 mini-tomatoes (cherry, miniature or grape), halved   1 2/3 cup
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper   1 g
300 g linguine    
20 leaves fresh basil, torn into small pieces, with some whole leaves for garnish   9 tbsp
2 tsp chives, fresh, finely chopped   2 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.


  1. Heat half of the oil in a large pan over high heat. Add the shrimp, then cook until they are opaque throughout and pink-coloured, turning occasionally, 3-4 min. Season with salt and pepper. Take the shrimp out of the pan, transfer them to a bowl and keep them warm.
  2. Add the remaining oil to the same pan, then add the garlic and sauté 1 min until fragrant. Add the Parsley and Garlic Base and the canned tomatoes, then cook 8-10 min over low heat, until they become soft and saucy. Add the mini-tomatoes and cayenne pepper. Continue to cook 2-3 min, then remove the pan from the heat.
  3. While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta.
  4. Put the drained linguine in the sauce pan, then put the pan back on the stove over medium heat. Add the shrimp, torn basil leaves and chopped chives. Season with salt and pepper, then toss well to combine. Serve immediately in the warmed dishes. Garnish with whole basil leaves if desired.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (420g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




15 g

23 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g

11 %


265 mg


510 mg

21 %


60 g

20 %


4 g

17 %


3 g


39 g

Vitamin A

35 %

Vitamin C

25 %


8 %


40 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¾ serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Fibre, Folacin, Potassium, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pasta | Shellfish | Main courses/Entrées | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | High Iron | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium

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