Gluten Free Buckwheat Spaghetti with Shrimp Recipe

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Gluten Free Buckwheat Spaghetti with Shrimp Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 671 kcal
Author: Natalia Mantur
  • 7 ounces buckwheat spaghetti
  • 9 ounces large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 handfuls fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and fry for 2-3 minutes on both sides, flipping once. Remove from the heat. Add the cooked spaghetti and tomatoes and toss well to combine.
  3. Divide between two plates, sprinkle generously with basil leaves and sunflower seeds, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Buckwheat Spaghetti with Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 671 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 321mg 107%
Sodium 1056mg 44%
Potassium 351mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 78g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 8.3%
Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 20.8%
Iron 28.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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