Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta—-the perfect weeknight meal for the entire family. Nicely flavored + creamy, this pasta is the epitome of comfort food and comes completely Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free. Based with GF noddles, tossed in a light sauce that highlights true lime + coconut flavors, then topped with sautéed tomatoes and well seasoned shrimp. This dish is a sure crowd-pleaser.

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta. This pasta is just SO good that I have no actual words to truly describe it. Haha.

I can guarantee that this dish is loaded with flavor and is so easy to whip together. But the even better thing about it all—-is that it’s Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free! Yesss!!!

Now you know that I love creating these types of recipes specifically because I get a chance to completely indulge and enjoy every bite without worrying about too much dairy. In case you aren’t aware, my food journey has changed to much more DF + GF foods due to my slight intolerance to those ingredients. That’s why I’m such a huge fan of the many GF options that are available, including with pasta by my most loved brands Ancient Harvest and Jovial Foods.

Thankfully, I get to enjoy them ever so often, however, I’ve made it a mission to minimize them greatly and I’ve been doing very well so far!

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta

OK, so back to this recipe. I’m so excited to share this one with you guys, even during the Fall season because I’m such a fan of the savoriness that comes with this dish. If you’re a lover of coconut flavor + lime, then this dish will show you just how AMAZING they are together!

Honestly, I grew up eating curry (I’m from a Jamaican background) and this dish actually reminds you of that comforting feeling that curry dishes give along with the bold flavor.  

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta

Need Delicious Pasta Ideas? Here’s My Top 4!

This One-Pot Cajun Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta is the perfect way to enjoy a good plate of creamy pasta much like the classic Alfredo version, but without the dairy and cheese (all Vegan), completely loaded with pumpkin flavor married with cajun seasonings, and of course with the amazing texture of Pappardelle noddles.

This One Pot Creamy Vegan Tuscan Kale Pasta recipe is a delicious weeknight meal option for the entire family. Packed with bold, savory flavors, this recipe is the perfect vegan and dairy-free option that is made with a creamy based made from cashews and filled with a nice velvety texture from the kale and tomatoes.

This Meatless Baked Ziti with Ricotta + Mozzarella is a classic recipe for the entire family! Packed with bold, savory flavors, this recipe is the perfect vegetarian option that is made with creamy ricotta and topped with seasoned tomato sauce, and generous amounts of Mozzarella cheese.

This Vegan Lemon Garlic Spaghetti + Meatballs recipe is the best easy and comforting skillet meal for the entire family. Loaded with savory flavor, these ‘meatballs’ made from veggies are moist, silky, and tender; and comes topped over gluten-free spaghetti coated in a delicious lemon garlic sauce.

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta

Who Would Love This Pasta the Most? Can It be Meatless?

Just about EVERYONE. Honestly, this pasta is so rich, creamy, and flavorful, that anyone (who enjoys shrimp of course) would enjoy this pasta dish. It’s surely a family staple. Just remember that you can substitute the shrimp with things like chicken, kale, spinach, etc. if you aren’t a seafood fan or don’t want any meat added at all.

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta

What You’ll Need For This Pasta?

Colossal Shrimp – The epitome of flavor and the star of this dish to be honest. Again, can be substituted with chicken or veggies (kale, spinach) for a meatless option

Canned Coconut Cream or Milk – Makes things nice + creamy; If using the canned coconut milk, be sure to refrigerate overnight to make it thick

Veggie Stock– Helps to add extra flavor and creaminess

Seasonings + Herbs – A great addition to the dish. Adds such savoriness nice + a beautiful kick of spice. Always love adding an earthy feel to my savory dishes

Vegan Butter — Allows for added flavor and easy cooking without the dairy; can be substituted with Extra Virgin Olive oil

GF Pasta — You can choose your favorite pasta type. I’ve found that the best pasta for this dish includes: spaghetti, pappardelle, fettuccine, linguine, etc

Lime — Allows for added a nice tartness and brings out the savory flavors more. Creates a beautiful marriage of flavor

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta

OK, let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?

To begin, cook pasta according to packaging. **NOTE: GF pastas don’t take a long time to cook, usually 8-10 minutes (however, you should cook at 6-8 minutes or so—‘al dente’)**.

In a large skillet on medium-high heat, heat the vegan butter until melted. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until soft and translucent. Add sliced tomatoes and let sauté for 2-3 minutes, until wilted and cooked through.

Add shrimp and cook on both sides (about 3-4 minutes), until pink and cook through. Remove from skillet and set shrimp aside on a plate or in a bowl.
 
Once pasta has cooked, drain and set aside.
 
In the same skillet (with the tidbits inside from the shrimp, etc), add another Tbsp of butter and let melt. Whisk in coconut milk, veggie stock, lime juice, and seasoning + herbs, until everything is well combined. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5-6 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. **NOTE: For a little bit more thickness (if needed), add 1 Tbsp arrowroot starch mixed with 3 Tbsps warm water.**

Add the pasta, shrimp, and tomatoes to the sauce, tossing until sauce fully coats + sticks to everything. Remove from heat and serve.

Bon Appetit!

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Shrimp Pasta

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 package Linguine pasta, GF (You can substitute w/ your own fave pasta!)
  • 2 lbs. Colossal shrimp (Marinated overnight; See Notes!)
  • 1 Tbsp vegan butter + 1 Tbsp! (See Notes!)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsps minced ginger
  • 1 (13 oz.) can coconut cream or milk (I use Thai Kitchen)
  • 1 cup organic vegetable stock (I use Pacific Foods)
  • 2-3 Tbsps juice of a lime
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, optional
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes

Instructions

  • To begin, cook pasta according to packaging. **NOTE: GF pastas don't take a long time to cook, usually 8-10 minutes (however, you should cook at 6-8 minutes or so—‘al dente’)**.
  • In a large skillet on medium-high heat, heat the vegan butter until melted. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until soft and translucent. Add sliced tomatoes and let sauté for 2-3 minutes, until wilted and cooked through.
  • Add shrimp and cook on both sides (about 3-4 minutes), until pink and cook through. Remove from skillet and set shrimp aside on a plate or in a bowl.
  • Once pasta has cooked, drain and set aside.
  • In the same skillet (with the tidbits inside from the shrimp, etc), add another Tbsp of butter and let melt. Whisk in coconut milk, veggie stock, lime juice, and seasoning + herbs, until everything is well combined. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 5-6 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. **NOTE: For a little bit more thickness (if needed), add 1 Tbsp arrowroot starch mixed with 3 Tbsps warm water.**
  • Add the pasta, shrimp, and tomatoes to the sauce, tossing until sauce fully coats + sticks to everything. Remove from heat and serve.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Any leftovers can be kept in a tightly sealed container and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.
PASTA: You can use long pastas like Pappardelle, Fettuccine, etc. however, I would recommend tossing with tongs to ensure that pasta is fully manageable and fully coated.Otherwise, other pastas such as Penne, Rigatoni, etc. are perfect.
BUTTER: You can use extra virgin olive oil instead of butter, if preferred.
SHRIMP: To marinate the shrimp overnight, simply season cleaned shrimp with: sea salt, black pepper, dried parsley, pinch of red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried thyme. Add seasoned shrimp to a zip loc bag and refrigerate overnight.

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  1. There are not enough thank yous for this delicious satisfying dinner!!! I could taste all the flavors in a glorious subtle way. This dish made me feel like I was eating in Greece! And bonus, the hubbykins enjoyed it too! Again I thank you and if you are wondering if you should make this… you should!

    • OMG! I’m so honored that you chose to make this recipe, Kelly! I’m so happy that you both loved it! 🙂