Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables


Here's a healthy twist on shrimp scampi: we left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus to create an ample and satisfying portion.

Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 large red bell peppers, diced

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths

  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound raw shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined

  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, asparagus, lemon zest and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to soften, about 6 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl; cover to keep warm.

  2. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth and add to the pan along with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until the sauce has thickened slightly and the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and parsley. Serve the shrimp and sauce over the vegetables.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 527mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 128mg 639%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 8mg 45%
Potassium 829mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.