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Mediterranean Asparagus Shrimp with Pasta

 

This dish not only pleases your eyes, but also satisfies your palates. It's packed with heart-healthy ingredients, and it tastes refreshingly delicious.

Yield

2

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

30

min

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

6 ounces pasta, fusilli
or penne, preferably whole wheat
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small yellow onion
chopped
8 ounces asparagus
ends trimmed, and cut into 1-inch pieces
8 ounces shrimp
peeled and cleaned
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
or grape tomates, halved
2 cloves garlic
finely chopped
1 each sweet red bell peppers, roasted
slice into strips
1 tablespoon lemon juice
or to taste
1/4 cup kalamata olives
pitted and coarsely chopped
*
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
1/2 cup feta cheese
crumbled

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Cook the pasta until desired consistency, 10 to 12 minutes.

Drain and return to the pot. Set aside with a lid on.

Meanwhile in a large nonstick skillet, add the olive oil, and heat over medium heat until hot.

Add the onions, stirring often, and cook unit the onions are soft and browned, about 6 minutes.

Add the asparagus, and cook for about 3 minutes until the asparagus become brightly green.

Stir in the shrimp, and cook about 4 minutes or until the shrimp are almost pink.

Add the cherry tomato, garlic and roasted bell pepper, stirring to combined, and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes until the shrimp are completely cooked and asparagus are tender.

Remove from the heat, and stir in the lemon juice and olives.

Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Divide between two serving plates, and sprinkle with feta cheese.

Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

almost 3 years

This is an ideal weekday dinner especially on busy working days. It doesn't take long to make, and it tastes delicious yet packed with goodness.

Made up this recipe with all the ingredients I had on hand, and it was very flavourful, nutritious and filling. Feel free to use chicken to replace shrimp. For a vegetarian version, use browned tofu cubes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 467g (16.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 70331% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 252mg 84%
Sodium 684mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7g 27%
Sugars g
Protein 86g
Vitamin A 63% Vitamin C 161%
Calcium 30% Iron 47%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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