Kale Pesto with Farro Pasta and Shrimp

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Kale Pesto with Farro Pasta and Shrimp
Kale Pesto with Farro Pasta and Shrimp


Mealthy Tip

You may substitute farro for traditional pastas with grains such as brown rice, chickpea or quinoa. Freeze leftover pesto for later use or an impromptu dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 746 calories; 31g fat; 99.7g carbohydrates; 26g protein; 13mg cholesterol; 405mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 746 Calories from Fat283
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat5g 27%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat4.4g
Monounsaturated Fat18.8g
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 405mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 99.7g 33%
Dietary Fiber16g 63%
Protein 26g
Vitamin A190% Vitamin C58%
Calcium17% Iron34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Jacqulyne de Jardins says:

Could not locate farro pasta in my area, but made this with regular penne pasta. The kale is pretty good in this pesto and the almonds were a nice touch. First time making a pesto like this. It was however a bit more bitter than traditional pesto.

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Sam Dalton says:

This was a delicious dish that was really easy to make. I skipped the shrimp and added cubed chicken instead. I really enjoyed the kale pesto and will likely make it again in the future.

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Sheila Long says:

Substituted farro for quinoa instead! Next time I'll try this with chicken instead of shrimp. Love the kale pesto too.

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Sarah Gray says:

Wasn't able to find farrow pasta but brown rice penne worked perfectly. I love the kale pesto too, such a great spin on the traditional. This was delicious with shrimp.

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Steven Gomes says:

Used traditional pasta and served it with large gulf shrimp. So good. The kale pesto with almonds was unique, but I really enjoyed it.