Easy Spring Pasta: Cavatelli With Artichokes, Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp.

It’s finally warm(ish!) outside.

It’s officially time to retire all the heavy, read wine pastas, and bring out all of the white wine pastas! Seriously though, I wanted to bring you a lighter pasta dish to kick off the good weather.

I was inspired by a recipe that of my favorite blogs P.S. I Made This posted on their Instagram story Monday. I swapped kale out for arugula, and roasted my cherry tomatoes cause, flavor.

 

A little note about this recipe, since my boyfriend is allergic to shellfish, I made this pasta with grilled chicken for him!

Easy substitute!

 

2 pints of cherry tomatoes

2 cups of arugula

14 oz of artichoke hearts, chopped

1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup of white cooking wine

1/2 cup of parsley, chopped

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of chopped garlic

4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1 lb of shrimp

1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

1 tablespoon of smoked paprika

1 teaspoon of sea salt

1 teaspoons black pepper

Parmesan cheese, to taste

Start by slicing the cherry tomatoes in half, then toss them in balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Make sure you salt & pepper the tomatoes! A little pinch will go a long way. Roast them in the oven on 400° for 30-35 minutes.

While that is cooking, boil the cavatelli to box directions, about 9-11 minutes.

 

Chop the parsley & arugula. Sauté the artichokes in butter & add the garlic. Then add the parsley and cherry tomatoes.

 

Now it’s protein time!
Whether you choose shrimp or chicken, season with the Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, salt, pepper & garlic powder.

Since I went with shrimp, I cooked them since they’re pink throughout.

Once the pasta is cooked, save 1/2 cup of pasta water & add the cavatelli to the artichoke/cherry tomato mix.
Then add the pasta water, and mix pasta together.

I topped it off with Parmesan cheese, which is optional but soooo delicious.

This light pasta is slated to be my next, “I need something kinda light & fresh” dinner. Hope you enjoy this pasta & this weather.

Happy Eating!

 

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