Lemon pasta with shrimp and broccoli

We just had this for lunch yesterday. Super easy, super tasty, super versatile. This is simply my kind of dish, easy and refreshing.

I have never had lemon with pasta and I really enjoyed it. I think next time I will put even more lemon in it, as I really liked it. You can also add any other veggies you may like, any veggies would work really good.

By the way today I made my first attempt for dulce the leche cheesecake, half way there ;-)



Lemon pasta with shrimp and broccoli

Yield: 6 servings


1 box, 13 oz whole wheat linguine or spaghetti
5-8 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced,
1 pound large shrimp, I used precooked, thawed and previously dried shrimp
Fresh parsley, chopped
1 lemon, zest grated
2-3 cups fresh broccoli
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 lemons
1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes, optional
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
Salt to taste



Cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.

Meanwhile, in heavy pan, add olive oil over medium-low heat. Add broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, salt, and saute for about 2 minutes, just until shrimp warms through.

Turn heat off and add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.

When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine and then put it back in the pot. Immediately add the shrimp and sauce, toss well, and serve.


  1. This sounds fantastic! Lemon goes so well with pasta, broccoli, and shrimp! I will definitely need to try this out. Thanks!


  2. Adore this recipe- adding it to my Top 10 pasta recipes on my blog (post airs tomorrow 9am CST). Thanks for being so inspiring!

  3. Here’s the link to my Top 10 pasta recipes- and this one is included! http://thefrugalflambe.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/top-10-pasta/

  4. This looks so refreshing and tasty! Always looking for a new way to enjoy pasta. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh, this looks incredible! I love the shrimp in it. Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. Made this twice now for dinner — so very good! Fresh, simple and quick. Also, surprisingly filling! Thanks for the great recipe. :)

  7. Recipe looks so yummy! Trying it tonight. And will be placing on my blog.

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