Zesty Shrimp Pasta Salad
Instead of a mild, mellow pesto sauce for this salad, we turned up the heat by adding jalapeños.
Why This Recipe Works
For our Zesty Shrimp Pasta Salad recipe, we combined basil with cilantro, walnuts, lime, jalapeño, and anchovies into a complex-flavored paste bold and sharp enough to flavor a pasta salad. We toasted the walnuts in a skillet over medium heat to maximize their flavor. Even if you don’t like anchovies, we recommend using them here because they add valuable flavor. Their fishy bite disappeared when combined with the other ingredients.