Lemon-Linguine Shrimp Salad Recipe
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Lemon-Linguine Shrimp Salad Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 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
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

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


  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 peel; 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Linguine Shrimp Salad in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p35

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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julputnam User ID: 1559168 110578
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"I really enjoyed this dish! It does have a very strong lemon flavor, but it balanced well with the delicious shrimp. I will definitely make this again!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 142523
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"This salad was okay, but not great. I usually love lemon flavor, but as the previous writer said it was just too much. I probably will not make again."

Aveena User ID: 4562269 63962
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2010

"This recipe was ok, I'll make it again but with a few changes. It was WAY too lemony for our taste, so I'll definitely reduce the amount of lemon juice. I may also add some peas or some other kind of vegetable to it. It was also way too spicey for my taste, but I'm a weakling. Hubby said that the amount was just right for him. Other than these few things it was pretty good! It was good warm or cold and I got some fresh shrimp."

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