Rating: 4.15 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with pasta, shrimp, asparagus, peas and red bell pepper for a fresh, satisfying summer meal. Serve with: Slices of cucumber and tomato tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2010

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook 2 minutes less than package directions. Add shrimp, asparagus, bell pepper and peas and cook until the pasta is tender and the shrimp are cooked, 2 to 4 minutes more. Drain well.

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  • Mash garlic and salt in a large bowl until a paste forms. Whisk in yogurt, parsley, lemon juice, oil and pepper. Add the pasta mixture and toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with pine nuts (if using).

Tips

Both wild-caught and farm-raised shrimp can damage the surrounding ecosystems when not managed properly. Look for shrimp certified by an independent agency, such as Wild American Shrimp or Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find certified shrimp, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America--it's more likely to be sustainably caught.

To toast pine nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

403 calories; protein 35.9g; carbohydrates 54g; dietary fiber 10.2g; sugars 13.6g; fat 6.2g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 181.3mg; vitamin a iu 3628.6IU; vitamin c 75mg; folate 259.5mcg; calcium 325mg; iron 3.9mg; magnesium 140.6mg; potassium 878.3mg; sodium 1322.8mg; thiamin 0.6mg.
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Reviews (13)

20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2013
Delicious! I made this dish and I love that I didn't have to do anything else but make the sauce. I did substitute the shrimp with chicken because my boyfriend is allergic to shell fish. So while the pasta was boiling i took 1oz chicken breast and chopped it in 1 pieces. Heated up canola oil in a skillet and cooked it through then put it off to the side. At the end I added it in with everything and it was amazing!!!! Pros: Easy quick amazing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great dish! I really enjoyed this. It was easy to make and was very light. I didn't change the recipe except to double it and the leftovers were great the next day. Don't leave out the pine nuts! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Made "as is" the first time Made this last night for the first time and followed the recipe almost perfectly; I left out the pine nuts. I really enjoyed the brief cooking of the vegetables and shrimp in the pasta water. I think I would have zested the lemon and used maybe 3/4 of the recommended amount of lemon juice. I like the addition of more herbs that others have suggested. I would also throw in some extra garlic and a little zing of red pepper flakes for a spicier version. This recipe for 2 made us 4 servings and I happily packed the leftovers for lunch. Already sent a copy off to my best friend and my sister. Pros: Great one bowl meal for two. Cons: Balancing flavors based on taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
It's amazing that this dish is low in calories I feel so full after eating it. Great dish but the sauce was a bit bland even after I added extra garlic. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2017
Made a slightly different variation tonight. Didn't have asparagus so used green beans instead. Sauteed the garlic and peppers first in part EVOO and part Coconut Oil. Then added the green beans peas a pinch of salt some black pepper and some wine. I added only 2 teaspoons of Plain Greek Yogurt parsley a small amount of lemon juice and a bit more pepper. I topped the pasta with all of it and added Parmesan cheese. Excellent! I took a picture of it and added it to my Instagram account at "just_living_loving_life" if you care to see the final product. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
The sauce is very bland but as I was mixing it together I added some Mrs. Dash- Tomato Basil & Garlic to the sauce and also added a little bit of hot sauce to spice it up. It turned out GREAT. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2016
Me and my son liked this though my boyfriend wasn't a fan if you don't like the taste or find its missing something a little parmesan cheese ontop makes it over the top delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2012
Good but too much lemon This was really good filling and healthy though my husband and I both agreed that this dish needs less lemon. Despite that we both think it's a make-again. I'll just use less lemon juice next time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2012
Delicious and unique This dish was amazing and a new favorite for my husband and I. I added extra garlic and a little more salt along with a pinch of red pepper based on the other reviews. We loved it! I'm making again for dinner tonight! Read More