8oz dry pasta of choice (see recipe notes)
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 cup (2oz) nonfat plain Greek yogurt (see recipe notes)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 of a red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 of a yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb medium shrimp (31-40ct), peeled and deveined (see recipe notes)
1 teaspoon salt-free Southwest seasoning blend
1/3lb grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Meanwhile, mash the avocado with a fork and mix with the lime juice, yogurt, and salt until smooth.
When the water boils, add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain, return to pan, and add the avocado mixture. Stir to coat, and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the onions, red pepper and yellow pepper for about 7 minutes, until softened. Toss the shrimp with the Southwest seasoning, and add it to the pan along with the garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes more, turning the shrimp once, until the shrimp are opaque. Turn off heat.
Divide the pasta among serving bowls. Top with equal portions of the shrimp and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with the cherry tomatoes and cilantro.
1) Feel free to use whatever kind of pasta you like and suits your diet, whether it's whole wheat, low-carb, gluten-free, etc. I used Carba Nada Reduced Carb noodles. Because nutritional information might vary based on brand and type of pasta used, I have omitted this from the nutritional information. If you are counting calories, points, macronutrients, etc, be sure to add your choice of pasta to the nutritional counts for your meal.
2) Don't eat dairy? Try substituting 3-4 tablespoons of light coconut milk.
3) If you don't eat shellfish, try this with grilled flank steak. For a vegan option, make this with black beans or cubed, baked tofu.
Nutrition Facts (Does not include pasta)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 8.9 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.6 g
Cholesterol 172.3 mg
Sodium 325.0 mg
Potassium 556.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.4 g
Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
Sugars 2.1 g
Protein 26.1 g