Here is another recipe that meets my requirements for a quick and healthy dinner: it has two ingredients, and is ready in under 20 minutes. It couldn’t be easier to prepare, but tastes like a gourmet dish.
I buy peeled and deveined frozen shrimp, they defrost very fast. They can be thawed in just a few minutes if you put them in a bowl with lukewarm water.
I served the shrimp with some tomatoes and green beans. Any frozen veggies, that can be prepared in the microwave, would also make a great speedy side.
Here is how to make it:
- Mix 2-3 tablespoons of pesto with shrimp and let sit on the counter for about 10 minutes (you can start your side veggies at this point).
- Put 5-6 shrimp on a skewer. Preheat the grill pan on medium.
- Spray the grill pan well with cooking spray and grill the skewers for 2-3 minutes per side, until they turn opaque.
adapted from Closet Cooking.
I have been obsessed with pesto lately! I have made a batch and have been putting it on sandwiches, wraps, chicken breast, etc. Here is another great idea using pesto: Morgan, who writes her blog “Morganize with me”, shared this healthy pesto salad that is perfect for a quick and healthy dinner. Morgan has a ton of ideas for organizing your home and family life, as well as healthy living.
Do you have a recipe that calls for pesto? I would love to add it to my list.