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This easy healthy shrimp and asparagus pasta is deliciously lemony, fast, and uses only a handful of ingredients. Ready in 20 minutes!

Healthy Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta Recipe

This easy healthy shrimp and asparagus pasta is deliciously lemony, fast, and uses only a handful of ingredients. Ready in 20 minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword shrimp and asparagus pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Salt & Lavender

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 1 bunch of asparagus ends trimmed, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice + zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 pound medium shrimp thawed & peeled (tails on optional)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil a large, salted pot of water for the pasta. Cook al dente according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, prep your other ingredients.
  3. Add the oil and lemon juice + zest to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Stir in the shrimp and garlic. Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to medium, and let it cook for 3 minutes. If the shrimp are still a little gray, cover the pan again and continue cooking them for another minute or two (be careful not to overcook).
  5. Stir in the parmesan, fresh parsley, and 1 tablespoon of the pasta water. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet. Season with salt & pepper as needed. Add an extra squeeze of lemon juice as well if desired. Serve immediately.