Avocado Oil Pasta with Spiced Shrimp

Around here, we’re all about healthy comfort food. This light pasta recipe is packed with greens and just a little bit of spice from our Calabrian chili peppers.

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  • Category Title Pasta

  • Cuisine Type American

  • Level Simple

Recipe By: Delallo



  • Cook pasta according to package. Drain, reserving ½ cup pasta cooking liquid.
  • Combine sugar, salt, chopped Calabrian chili peppers, cumin, coriander and basil in a bowl. Lightly coat shrimp with spice mixture and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a deep skillet over medium heat and add ½ cup of avocado oil, garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the pasta and reserved water. Stir until the pasta is well coated. Turn off heat and let rest.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium to high heat. Add 1 teaspoon Calabrian chili pepper oil and half the shrimp. Sauté shrimp for 4 minutes or until done. Remove cooked shrimp from pan and repeat until all the shrimp are cooked.
  • Add cooked shrimp and arugula to cooked pasta. Toss well to combine. Drizzle with remaining avocado oil and serve.

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