Garlic-Cilantro Shrimp Rotini

This reader's love of garlic and fresh cilantro comes together in a Clean Eating magazine–approved dish that's sure to please! Customize the flavor by swapping out shrimp for your favorite fish.

Gregory James


Gosia Perez | Schaumburg, Illinois
“My husband and I started eating clean when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Ever since, I’ve lost weight, I feel great and, best of all, I have so much more energy!”



  • 2 cups fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz whole-wheat rotini pasta
  • 20 medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. Preheat broiler to high. Line a large baking sheet with foil.
  2. Prepare sauce: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse cilantro, oregano, garlic and red pepper flakes until combined. While food processor is running, add oil and vinegar. Stir in salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  4. Arrange shrimp on sheet; transfer to oven and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until pink.
  5. In a large saucepan on medium, add pasta and garlic-cilantro mixture and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low, add shrimp and stir to combine.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories 420
  • Carbohydrate Content 38 g
  • Cholesterol Content 45 mg
  • Fat Content 23 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 95 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g