When summer hits but I’m still craving pasta, this Shrimp Linguine with Zucchini and Tomatoes is what I turn to. It’s quick, easy and loaded with summer flavor. There is shrimp, red onion, tomatoes, zucchini, crushed red peppers and loads of garlic. I could eat this pasta every day, friends. Seriously.
The first time that I had shrimp linguine was when I was visiting my dad for a weekend. He had found this recipe on the back of a pasta box and we decided to make it together. It was so good, it quickly became a family favorite and he would make it often whe my sister and I would visit. That recipe that my dad made was delicious but it was simply for shrimp and linguine. Over the years, I have changed it and adapted it to suit my veggie loving needs.
I have tried this shrimp linguine with many different veggies over the years but the combo that I always come back to is zucchini and tomatoes. First of all, this time of year zucchini and tomatoes are in abundance in the garden. Second, I like using zucchini and tomatoes in this recipe because it keeps things light and fresh.
Over the years, one of the tricks that I have learned when making this shrimp linguine is to make sure that I add the tomatoes right at the very end. If I add them in too early, they get soft, lose their shape and make more of a tomato sauce. When I add them at the end, they hold their shape but are still tender and juicy.
This Shrimp Linguine really is one of my all time favorite dishes. Give it a try this summer, I’m sure you’ll love it!
Note: This post was originally published in 2008. Updated in 2016.
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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