Simple Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta

This is one of my favorite spring dishes! Asparagus is a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C and K. Shrimp is a great source of protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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Shrimp, Seafood, Spring, Asparagus, Pasta, Dinner, Quick & Easy, Mediterranean diet, Mediterranean
Course Dinner, Quick & Easy
Servings 4 -6 Servings
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mediterranean Diet


  • Pound fresh shrimp
  • 1 Pound Asparagus trimmed, cut into 2” pieces
  • 6 Plum tomatoes quartered or 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 4 Cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 Pound penne pasta
  • 2 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon dried thyme or 1 T fresh
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil- chopped
  • Crumbled feta or parmesan
  • Olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Place tomatoes in a 13 x 9 glass container. Drizzle with 2 1/2 tsp olive oil. Place in oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until the tomatoes wrinkle and begin to turn brown.
  • While tomatoes are in oven cook pasta & drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid.
  • Place asparagus, shrimp, and garlic over tomatoes. Bake for 10 minutes until shrimp turn pink and asparagus is tender.
  • Combine tomatoes, shrimp and asparagus with the pasta in a serving bowl. Add lemon juice, 1 T olive oil , thyme, basil, salt and pepper to taste. Add reserved pasta water to desired consistency. Top with feta cheese.
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