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Spiralize the zucchini and reserve

  • 1 large zucchini
  • spiralized
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • cup hemp hearts
  • ¼ cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy!)
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • Sea salt to taste
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To Make The Pasta: Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water al dente according to package instructions

  • Pasta Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) dried pasta (I used DeLallo whole wheat)
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp
  • peeled and deveined
  • 2-3 Tbsp. blackening powder (use your favorite brand
  • or cajun seasoning
  • or this recipe here)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • asparagus-spinach pesto (see ingredients below)
  • Asparagus-Spinach Pesto Ingredients:
  • 1 bunch asparagus spears (about 1 lb)
  • ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • loosely packed
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • peeled
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • plus more for topping
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
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