Healthy Summer Shrimp Primavera

Light, refreshing Summer Shrimp Primavera is chock full of the freshest vegetables of the season, juicy low-fat shrimp and flavored with basil & a little lemon juice. Toss it over spaghetti squash instead of pasta and it becomes the perfect low carb summertime dinner.

Shrimp Primavera on a white plate with blue placemat and tomatoes on the side

Shrimp Primavera with Spaghetti Squash

Just the sound of Shrimp Primavera sounds healthy and delicious doesn’t it? It seemed to fit our #RecipeMakeover week perfectly but the idea was to change up a well-loved recipe to make it less calorie laden. So I did!  I upped the health quotient by subbing spaghetti squash for the regular pasta. And does it ever work well together!

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Delicious fresh tomatoes, basil and onions are paired with shrimp, asparagus and a little white wine to make a light, spectacular dish for summer enjoyment. It’s easy to make and delicious enough to serve for company too.

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Once you start subbing spaghetti squash for all your comfort food winter recipes you’ll see how light, easy and tasty it is. I’ve done it with my Turkey Pasta Skillet and it is just as delicious. The trick is cooking the spaghetti squash just right. (Don’t worry, it’s easy!)

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

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Slice the spaghetti squash in half. Spread some olive oil & seasoning over the cut side and place, cut side down, on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly then shred flesh with fork. Voila – instant spaghetti! See, I told you it was easy!

Easy Steps to Make Summer Shrimp Primavera

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  1. The shrimp primavera part is even simpler. Just one large skillet, a little oil and less than 10 minutes cooking and it’s done.
  2. Top the spaghetti squash with the primavera mixture sprinkle with a little parmesan cheese and dig in.

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 It tastes rich but no guilt here – it’s all good for you! Enjoy this light primavera with spaghetti squash and other healthy recipes from my fellow food bloggers below that are all part of our #RecipeMakeover week.

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HEALTHY SUMMER SHRIMP PRIMAVERA
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Light, refreshing Summer Shrimp Primavera is chock full of the freshest vegetables of the season, juicy low-fat shrimp and flavored with basil & a little lemon juice. Toss it over spaghetti squash instead of pasta and it becomes the perfect summertime dinner.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: healthy pasta primavera, shrimp primavera, shrimp primavera with spaghetti squash
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 399 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 large sweet onion chopped
  • 2-4 cloves garlic minced (I love garlic so I go for 4 cloves)
  • 1/2 lb. shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1/2 lb. asparagus cleaned and cut into 1-2” long pieces
  • 2 large tomatoes cut in eighths
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Handful basil chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese + extra for serving
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish: Sprigs of basil, slices of lemon, extra Parmesan cheese
Directions
Spaghetti squash
  1. Slice the spaghetti squash in half. Spread some olive oil & seasoning (salt & pepper) over the cut side and place, cut side down, on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly then shred flesh with fork.
Shrimp Primavera
  1. Place a small amount of olive oil into a large skillet. Heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté onions for 2-4 minutes adding garlic for the last minute.
  3. Toss in shrimp and asparagus and cook for 1-2 minutes per side depending on size of shrimp.
  4. Add tomatoes, white wine and squeeze of lemon juice and cook about 1 more minute just to warm tomatoes.
  5. Finish by adding basil, parmesan cheese and seasoning to taste. Stir. Serve over spaghetti squash. Garnish with a sprig of basil and a slice of lemon.
Nutrition Facts
HEALTHY SUMMER SHRIMP PRIMAVERA
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 294mg98%
Sodium 1177mg49%
Potassium 1203mg34%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 2560IU51%
Vitamin C 40.9mg50%
Calcium 477mg48%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Summer calls for light dinner recipes with fresh seasonal ingredients! What could be better than this Summer Shrimp Primavera full of fresh vegetables & local shrimp, tossed in lemon wine broth, and served over spaghetti squash. #dinner #shrimp #healthy #summerrecipe #primavera #spaghettisquash #lowcarb #recipe

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Dara Michalski
    08/12/2019 at 9:02 am

    5 stars
    Seriously an A+ recipe! Love using seasonal veggies in it. Absolutely delicious!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/13/2019 at 3:59 pm

      It’s one of my family’s go-to recipes especially on those busy weeknights.

  • Reply
    Allison
    05/02/2017 at 6:23 pm

    Mmmm I love shrimp. This is making me hungry!

  • Reply
    Wendy
    04/27/2017 at 9:29 pm

    Great minds…..don’t you just love spaghetti squash?!

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