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Whip up this pasta salad for a healthy make-ahead meal or to bring to a potluck. Whole wheat pasta, perfectly seared shrimp and artichokes make a fantastic combination! 313 calories and 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP #pasta #shrimp #recipe
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Shrimp & Artichoke Whole Wheat Pasta Salad Recipe

Whip up this pasta salad for a healthy make-ahead meal or to bring to a potluck. Whole wheat pasta, perfectly seared shrimp and artichokes make a fantastic combination!
Prep Time18 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entrees, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Dinner Recipes, Seafood Recipes
Servings: 8 Cups
Calories: 312.6kcal

Ingredients

The Dressing:

The pasta salad::

  • 12 ounces whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained & quartered
  • 1/3 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes not packed in oil
  • 5 large basil leaves thinly sliced

Instructions

The Dressing:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, agave nectar, salt and pepper. While whisking, gradually pour in the olive oil until combined.

The Pasta Salad:

  • Cook the orzo according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Add the shrimp and sear until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 90 seconds per side.
  • In a large bowl, combine the orzo, shrimp, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and basil.
  • Pour the dressing into the salad and toss to combine. Serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 6 (Freestyle SP), 6 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 312.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.4g | Protein: 17.6g | Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 86.1mg | Sodium: 412mg | Fiber: 6.6g | Sugar: 3.2g