This Grilled Garlic Shrimp Pasta Salad with Cherries, String Beans and Pesto is perfect for all your summer get-togethers!
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Grilled Shrimp Pasta Salad with Cherries and Garlic Scape Pesto

This is such and easy recipe! Fresh and delicious!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic pasta salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 433 kcal
Author Binky


  • 1 lb pasta your favorite shape
  • 1 lb small shrimp
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup cherries halved
  • 1 pint each green beans and yellow beans
  • 4 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • 1-1.5 cup pesto any flavor you like but one with extra garlic is best
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil divided


  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain when done and toss with a bit of olive oil so the pasta doesn't stick together. Cool to room temperature or refrigerate until cool.
  2. Peel and devein shrimp. Marinate the shrimp in the olive oil and garlic for about 20 minutes. Cook shrimp on a hot grill for a minute ore so, until pink on the bottom. Flip and grill the other side. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Blanche green and yellow beans for only about 3-4 minutes, depending on the size. You want them to be a bit crunchy. Bathe in an ice bath to stop cooking.
  4. Add cherries, beans, chives pesto and the salt and pepper, to the pasta and toss well. Serve either room temperature or cold.

Recipe Notes

Great for a side salad or for a dinner salad.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Shrimp Pasta Salad with Cherries and Garlic Scape Pesto
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 737mg 31%
Potassium 339mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 22.2%
Vitamin C 14.5%
Calcium 17.1%
Iron 15.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.