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 for a refreshing spring meal. Serve with quinoa.

Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
12 oz. shrimp, 6 cups vegetables & 3/4 cup sauce


  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 large red bell peppers, diced

  • 2 pounds 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.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g 40%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Vitamin A 4055IU 81%
Vitamin C 120mg 134%
Folate 232mcg 58%
Sodium 1091mg 47%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 53mg 13%
Potassium 623mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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