Tomato Basil Pasta

Aww I'm still working on all of this fresh fruit. I can't imagine a better thing to wake up to besides a bowl full of fruit and cereals!!

This guy is packed! So packed that I took two photos so you can see all of the contents.
1 nectarine + blueberries + 3 strawberries + 1/2 banana + oatmeal squaresoatmeal + chia seeds + almond milk = awesome

Onto dinner!

Saturday Lacey and I spent the entire day in Des Moines and started the day at the Farmers Market. I picked up a coffee from Java Joes, tons of samples of nut butters (I just typed nutter buts) and bread samples from Great Harvest. Sooo good.

I also bought this great pasta from a local business. Tomato Basil. yum!
Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta
These simple steps and simple ingredients result in an incredible and light pasta dish perfect for any summer night! Chop 1 small onion, 2 zucchini, 1 cup grape tomatoes, and julienne 2 carrots.Thaw about 25 shrimp... enough to nimble on while you cook :)Sautee onions, fresh pesto (Thanks Bob!), and zucchini.Add carrots and tomatoes.And cooked pasta.During the oven time, grill thawed shrimp with salt and pepper.And mix it up! Here it is all plated up. Enjoy!
It was incredible and so so fresh! I appreciate light-feeling-but-filling pasta dishes because usually pasta dishes are creamy and heavy. Sometimes that is great... but its summer! I wanted a fresh dish. This was it!It was that good. :)


  1. love love LOVE the farmers market!! your pasta looks delish! :-)

  2. That looks wonderful!! Alex doesn't eat shrimp and I used to not care for it, but it is growing on me. I am going to make it this weekend while he's out of town. I am so excited! I haven't been to a farmers' market since I lived in CO (best one EVER), but rumor has it we have a decent one here so I will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing this recipe!