WEEKNIGHT MEAL | Simple shrimp pasta recipe

shrimp tomato lemon pasta

I’ve expressed my hatred before for cooking long, extensive meals during the week that yield 6 portions when I only have my little mouth to feed… it’s not only wasteful of ingredients, it’s wasteful of time too!

I’ve ALSO mentioned my love of frozen shrimp :) They are my go-to healthy dinner ingredient for when I haven’t been to the store in a while (or when I’m craving a bit of seafood… and I haven’t been to the store in a while).

Thursday after work was one of those days where all of the above was happening, so I created a simple shrimp pasta dish. The best part about it is that you only need two fresh ingredients (onion and tomato)!


– 8 frozen shrimp, raw and peeled (thaw before using)
– 1 medium tomato (chopped up chunky)
– 1/8 cup onion (diced small)
– 1 serving of pasta (I used whole wheat spaghetti)
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– Olive oil
– Salt and papper (to taste)

simple shrimp pasta recipe

Step 1. Boil water and throw your pasta in to cook.

Step 2. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the chopped tomato and onion for 3-4 minutes over medium heat.

Step 3. Toss in the shrimp and cook over medium heat until the shrimp are cooked through.

Step 4. Add salt and pepper to taste, then pour shrimp overtop the bed of pasta.

Step 5. Top with lemon juice and enjoy with a nice glass of chilled white wine.

Note: This take only about 10 minutes to make and is hearty and delicious. Not to mention, if you need to make it for two people instead of one (for those times the boyfriend comes over) just double the recipe :)

What are your go-to weekly meals for one (or two)? Share your recipes below, I’m in need of some new recipe inspiration!

3 thoughts on “WEEKNIGHT MEAL | Simple shrimp pasta recipe

  1. Dan June 6, 2015 / 8:08 am

    I love shrimp too! That looks delicious :)

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