Fresh and Zesty Recipes

Open Face Pesto Shrimp Burrito

Open Face Pesto Shrimp Burrito


  • 1 box Azteca® Salad Shells
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4-6 medium zucchini, trimmed
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup unsalted pistachios, shelled
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay® seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil plus 2 tablespoons divided




Prepare salad shells per box directions. Using a spiral vegetable slicer or a vegetable peeler, cut zucchini lengthwise into long, thin strands or strips. Stop when you reach the seeds in the middle (seeds make the noodles fall apart). Place the zucchini “noodles” in a colander and toss with ½ teaspoon salt. Let drain for 8-10 to minutes, gently squeeze to remove any excess water.
Combine avocado, basil, pistachios, lemon juice, pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add ¼ cup oil and process until smooth.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add shrimp and sprinkle with Old Bay® seasoning; cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp is almost cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan, add drained zucchini noodles and gently toss until hot, about 3 minutes. Transfer to the bowl, add the pesto and gently toss to combine. Build bowl by placing in zucchini noodles and topping with shrimp.