Shrimp and Asparagus Spaghetti

Refreshing and light, this pasta is going to conquer your taste buds.


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 5

preparation time: 40 minutes



1 pound spaghetti

½ small onion, grated

4 crushed garlic cloves

1 pound shrimps (fresh or frozen)

½ cup white wine

2 cups chopped asparagus

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbs. olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

fresh chopped basil to garnish



1 – In a large saucepan, put water and 1 tbs. Salt. Bring to a boil (see pasta packing instructions to determine the amount of water and cooking time).

2 – Mix onion and garlic with a pinch of salt.

3 – Heat olive oil and add onion and garlic. Leave for a few minutes and put shrimps.

4 – After 2-3 minutes, add wine and asparagus (in high heat) and allow the mixture to dry.

5 – Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6 – Add cooked pasta and lemon, mixing well.

7 – Finish with chopped basil.
Tips and Options:

  • Instead of asparagus, you can use (or add) broccoli, zucchini or eggplant.
  • If you like, add red pepper strips.
  • To make the dish tastier, add olive oil or a tablespoon of butter after turn off the heat.
  • To make the recipe even healthier, use whole-wheat pasta.

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