This healthy lunch recipe is perfect to prepare for the post-holiday season. It’s loaded with asparagus, tasty shrimp, and sweet peppers and makes a splendid way to kick-start a healthy new lifestyle.

How To Make Penne Pasta with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Pepper

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A savory pasta dish blended with shrimp, asparagus and a dash of pepper.
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  • 1/2 box penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 lb. shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lg. red pepper
  • 1 lg. yellow pepper
  • 1 bunch asparagus snap the ends off
  • curly parsley for garnish


  • In a bowl, marinate the shrimp in the lemon juice and the garlic.
  • In a saucepan, saute shrimp in olive oil over medium heat until cooked.
  • In the same pan, saute the red pepper and asparagus until tender.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions and drain.
  • Add the shrimp and vegetables and toss with some olive oil.
  • If desired, add some Parmesan cheese.
  • Add the parlsey and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 780kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 85g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 857mg | Sodium: 2652mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 536mg | Iron: 9mg