Photo: Karry Hosford
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)

"I was looking for a recipe to use some of the abundant fresh basil I grow in pots on my back deck, so I modeled this recipe after dishes I've had in local restaurants. It's easy, fresh, and colorful--and a very quick dinner." -CL Reader

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add shrimp; sauté 1 minute. Add tomato and basil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until tomato is tender. Stir in kalamata olives, capers, and black pepper.

Step 2

Combine shrimp mixture and pasta in a large bowl; toss well. Top with cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

EllenDeller's Review

September 02, 2011
Sometimes you need a really fast dish to throw together after work, and this is it. The whole thing (once the pasta water boiled) took under ten minutes. I added a bit of crushed red pepper, but that's all. Served with steamed green beans. I made exactly 3/4 of the recipe, and I was very satisfied with one serving, though my husband at two. Great flavors!

Patriciasass's Review

August 31, 2014
This was wonderful: A real hit at my husband's birthday party.

ahbiblybleereg's Review

Teri Cooney
January 10, 2013

fecooke's Review

May 12, 2012
A bit too bland. The olives overwhelm the taste of the shrimp and turn them quite dark. I followed the recipe exactly.

Teri Cooney's Review

May 18, 2011
so yummy and easy!

suzireich's Review

August 03, 2011
Excellent - added white wine to sauté with shrimp - extra capers added flavor punch - light and delicious. Added feta and fresh basil on top of each individual serving - beautiful presentation too. Will definitely add this to my list of favorites!

cookinlite2nite's Review

August 17, 2014

Keiko123's Review

February 19, 2013
I made it as is, but a little too "meh" for my tastebuds. I ended up adding some oregano and a few more Italian spices. On the plus side, it's pretty to serve and easy to make. This wouldn't be my first go-to recipe for company made as is, but would make it again with the addition of the other spices.

linkwrayrocks's Review

March 05, 2013

nevacation's Review

March 26, 2011
I had made this dish previously and thought pretty good. However, this time it was delicious! I had 2 helpings. I even liked it with whole wheat pasta, which is not my favorite choice. I did add chicken for those who don't care for shrimp. The olives,capers and feta...what can I say? great combination of course!I also added sauteed spinach at the end, very nice!