Ready to make the healthy switch to chickpea spaghetti? Protein rich, high fiber, low sugar chickpea pasta soaks up the lemony sauce making this a tasty, simple and affordable meal! This entrée serves 4 and can be made for under $10 with just a few ingredients. Healthy eating doesn't have to be expensive!
Lemon Shrimp Chickpea Spaghetti
Ingredients: (Makes 4 servings)
8oz chickpea spaghetti
1 pound raw shelled, deveined shrimp
2 lemons (zest and juice)
½ cup olive oil
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
Preparing this recipe:
In a pot filled with water and a pinch of salt, cook chickpea spaghetti according to the directions (7 – 9 minutes) on your package, then strain and rinse with warm water and return to the pot. On a skillet on medium high heat, add a pinch of salt and pepper to the shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes, flip the shrimp add salt and pepper to taste and cook for 2-3 additional minutes. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice from both lemons, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and chopped basil. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Combine the spaghetti and lemon oil mixture and heat on medium, stirring until simmering then add shrimp to combine. Finish with a pinch of Parmesan or basil (optional).
Nutritional facts (Makes 4 servings):
Each serving: Cal: 572, Fat 31g, Sat Fat 5g, Cholesterol 167mg, Sodium 545mg, Carbs 45g, Sugars 2g, Fiber 4g, Protein 26g