Tired of the same heavy pasta dishes?  Now that the weather is starting to warm up, mix it up with fresh vegetable and grilled shrimp.  It's a great dish to serve to guests during a summer gathering and easy enough to whip up during the week.

Ingredients

Grilled Shrimp

  • 1 Pound raw shrimp, peeled and deviend
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine (opitonal)
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Pasta

  • 1 Pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half and roasted
  • 1/2 Cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half
  • 1/4 Pound feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 Tablespoon drained capers
  • 3 Tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1 Pound spaghetti (one box)
  • 6 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Preparation

Step 1:

Combine all the ingredients for the shrimp together in a bowl, toss and set aside to let marinate for approximately 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oven to 375 degrees, toss cherry tomatoes with a splash of olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper and roast for 10 minutes.

Step 3:

In a large bowl, combine the roasted tomatoes, olives, feta, capers, parsley, salt, and pepper and toss to combine.

Step 4:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add pasta and cook according to package directions (about 10-12 minutes) until al dente.

Step 5:

While the pasta is cooking, grill the shrimp - this will only take approximately 7 minutes so keep an eye on them. Add cooked shrimp to the bowl with the tomato mixture.

Step 6:

Heat 6 tablespoons of olive oil over medium/low heat, add garlic and let simmer for 1 minute.

Step 7:

Add drained pasta to the tomato/shrimp bowl and then add garlic olive oil. Toss everything together and serve.