Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad

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Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad is super easy and quick to assemble. It’s packed with flavor thanks to pesto, sundried tomatoes, and black olives.

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Years ago (like 20+) I worked as a waitress and barista at a pricey Santa Barbara restaurant and bakery. One of the perks of the job was to get a free meal with each shift. And since a single meal could easily be $20, it was a pretty nice perk!

Usually the chef got to decide on your meal and would give you whatever he needed to use up, but if you were lucky you got to choose. I loved their Chicken Caesar Salad, I mean, it was the 90s, you know. And I loved the fried ravioli and learned to like fish after tasting Norbert’s salmon.

One of the things I would often choose when I worked at the cafe was the pesto and shrimp pasta. Yum-O.

Pesto and shrimp are common pairings and you’ll often find them combined with other really flavorful elements. The result is that you get a dish packed with flavor. This quick pasta salad is one of those dishes. Add a simple green salad and you’ve got a tremendous meal worthy of a fancy restaurant at a fraction of the check price.

And you can make it in 30 minutes!

This Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad is delicious served warm, cold, or room temperature, so you don’t have to worry about making it in advance and chilling all the ingredients. Feel free to swap in grilled shrimp, roasted peppers, fresh tomatoes, Kalamata olives, or even goat cheese. Whatever in that vein you have on hand will be delicious.

Leftovers, if there are any, will be the envy of the folks standing around the water cooler.

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. This looks so yummy! Is there a link for the rustic basil sauce?

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