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Lemon-Linguine Shrimp Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

This summery medley of spicy shrimp, fresh asparagus and pasta is subtly splashed with lemon. It adds a touch of elegance to any outdoor gathering or luncheon. If you make it ahead, add the basil just before serving. Serve with frosty glasses of iced tea. --Laureen Pittman, Riverside, California

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound cooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 package (16 ounces) linguine
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • LEMON DRESSING:
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, vinegar, parsley, cayenne, oregano and salt; add shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; set aside.
  2. Cook linguine according to package directions, adding asparagus during the last 3 minutes; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and zest; add linguine mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Drain and discard marinade. Add shrimp to linguine; gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with basil.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 486 calories, 25g fat (4g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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