Cajun Shrimp & Whole Wheat Pasta + Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Serves 4
Ingredient list: 

½ pound whole wheat pasta 

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound peeled & deveined shrimp

2 garlic cloves, minced 

½ 25-ounce jar low sodium tomato sauce

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 

1 teaspoon low-salt creole seasoning, such as No Salt Magic Creole Seasoning blend

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper  

1 pinch salt

Cook the pasta according to package instructions.

In a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the shrimp until they turn pink, and stir in the garlic and tomato sauce. Season with red pepper flakes, Magic Seasoning, black pepper and salt. To serve, plate pasta and top with shrimp and red sauce.

Fresh Tomato and Cucumber Salad

2 Tomatoes

1 Cucumber

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried

Chop tomatoes and cucumbers. Toss with olive oil, balsamic, and basil (or dried herbs). Serve.

  • Heart Health Tip: Whole wheat pasta is better for blood sugar than white pasta.
  • Cooking Tip: Double the recipe and freeze half before putting dish in the oven.