Bowtie Shrimp Pasta & Red Wine Vinaigrette

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 25 min.
Whimsical bowtie pasta tossed with shrimp, capers, and red pepper makes quick and colorful weeknight meal.


  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 10 oz farfale (bowtie pasta)
  • 1 cup cucumber, seeded and sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 red pepper, julienne cut
  • 2 Tbs capers
  • Red Wine Vinaigrette3 to 4 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp red pepper, dried, crushed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, extra virgin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook shrimp in a large pot of boiling water until opaque. Remove from water with a skimmer and rinse under cold running water; set aside. Reserve cooking water for cooking pasta, if desired. Cook pasta as directed. Rinse under cold water. Drain thoroughly. Combine shrimp and pasta in a large bowl. Add cucumber, green onions, red pepper and capers.
  • Red Wine VinaigretteShake or beat vinegar, oregano, garlic, crushed red pepper, olive oil and salt and pepper together until well mixed. Pour dressing over shrimp and pasta; toss to mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Serve cold; with or without greens.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 432
  Calories from Fat 180 (42%)
(31%)Total Fat 20g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(38%)Cholesterol 115mg
(8%)Sodium 203mg
(10%)Potassium 357mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(44%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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