60 min active60 min total3 servings

Pesto Pasta with Shrimp & Baby Broccoli

What You’ll Use: tossed pasta and lemon. Re-heating Instructions: Transfer the pesto pasta to bowls, and microwave until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes per bowl. Cut the remaining lemon half into wedges. Drizzle with olive oil, grind with pepper, and serve warm, with the lemon wedges for squeezing.

Ingredients Included

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Wild salmon (see note below)
  • Adobo seasoning
  • Farfalle pasta
  • Broccoli di Ciccio or baby broccoli
  • Peeled, deveined shrimp (see note below)
  • Pistachio pesto
  • Lemon
  • Baby kale
  • Lime
  • Aji verde (Peruvian green sauce)
  • Black beans
  • Corn tortillas
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Roasted tomato salsa

You'll Need

  • Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Garlic (optional)
  • Chile flakes (optional)
Allergen Note: Contains milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, soy.

Step 1

To prep the salmon dinner, preheat the oven to 450°F. Line 2 sheets pan with parchment or foil. Cut the sweet potatoes into bite-size pieces. Pile on one of the prepared pans, drizzle with 3 tablespoons olive oil, season with ½ teaspoon salt, and toss to coat. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until the sweet potatoes are nearly tender, about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, remove the salmon from the packaging and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange on the other pan, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the adobo seasoning, and season with salt. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until the salmon flakes when pierced with a fork but is still pink at the center, 10 minutes. Let cool, transfer to airtight containers, and refrigerate.

Step 3

To prep the shrimp pasta, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add half of the pasta and cook until al dente, 10 minutes or 1 minute less than the package instructions. Drain the pasta, reserving ¼ cup of the pasta water.

Step 4

Meanwhile, chop the broccoli into bite-size pieces. Chop 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, if you have some on hand. Rinse and drain the shrimp. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the shrimp and broccoli and sauté until the shrimp is pink and the broccoli is nearly tender, 3 minutes. Add the garlic and a pinch of chile flakes, if you want a kick, and stir until fragrant, 30 seconds. Remove from the heat.

Step 5

Add the pasta to the pan, along with the reserved pasta water and pesto, and toss to coat. Stir in the juice of ½ lemon (reserving the other half for serving) and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let cool, transfer to an airtight container, and refrigerate.


The salmon and shrimp may arrive frozen for freshness. Store them in the refrigerator to defrost before cooking. If you need to defrost the salmon same day, place the sealed package in a bowl of cold water, and leave the tap running in a thin stream for about 30 minutes. If you need to defrost the shrimp same day, place it in a bowl of cold water for about 5 minutes, then drain and pat dry.
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