Shrimp Primavera

Shrimp and spring vegetables are a great way to welcome warmer weather to Canada.

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Serves: 4


  • 1/2 pkg Italpasta Tradizionale Spaghettini
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 leek, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (sodium-reduced)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen asparagus, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen yellow or green beans, chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 lb medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (or extra virgin olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon zest


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and reserve 1/2 cup (125 mL) cooking liquid.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large, nonstick skillet set over medium heat; cook garlic and leek for about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in broth and thyme; bring to boil.
  • Stir in asparagus, beans, peas, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Stir in shrimp, pasta, reserved cooking liquid, butter, dill and lemon zest; cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until shrimp is opaque and heated through.


Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 580mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g