chimichurri avocado pasta with pan seared shrimp and tomatoes

Chimichurri Avocado Pasta with Pan Seared Shrimp

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 20 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 25 mins
  • yield Yield: 6 1/2 cups 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Chimichurri Avocado Pasta with Pan Seared Shrimp is a zesty, healthy 25 minute pasta you’ll feel good about feeding your family! Plus, it’s loaded with fiber, protein and healthy fats!



  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) cherry tomatoes
  • 1 box (13.25 oz.) Dreamfields Rotini Pasta


  1. To prepare the shrimp, in a small bowl add shrimp, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, and chipotle chili powder. Using a spoon, toss the shrimp to coat with the spices. Set aside.
  2. To prepare the Avocado Chimichurri Sauce, add fresh cilantro, fresh oregano, garlic clove, red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika, red wine vinegar, fresh lime juice, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a food processor. Pulse 5-10 times until the herbs are chopped up.
  3. Add avocado to the food processor. Blend until the sauce is extremely smooth. Add more salt as needed. Set aside.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a bowl. Add Dreamfields Rotini pasta to the water and cook until al dente. (about 10 minutes)
  5. In the meantime, heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and then add the seasoned shrimp. Sear shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side.
  7. Remove from the shrimp from the pan, place on a plate. Then add cherry tomatoes into the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, just until the tomatoes have a slight char on them.
  8. Drain the pasta and add the al dente pasta to a large bowl.
  9. Then add Avocado Chimichurri sauce to pasta bowl. Toss the noodles to coat them in the sauce. Add the shrimp and cherry tomato to the bowl. Mix everything together and serve!


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 400
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 383 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 53 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 104 mg

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