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Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad

with marinated feta, toasted pinons (Pine nuts) and lemon avocado crema

Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad w/Feta, Pine Nuts & Lemon Avocado Crema ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #shrimp #asparagus #dinner #recipe

A super simple, yet super scrumptious, easy summer meal that’s on the table in about 30 minutes. Faster than take-out and oh so much better (and better for you)!

I first made this salad a little over a month ago. back when my daughter’s graduation was looming and I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get everything ready for the big event. If you haven’t ever experienced this phenomenon, it’s a little like nesting (that thing new parents do when the new baby is almost here) in reverse. There are a lot of crazy emotions involved, from joy to pride to tears, and it all feels so BUSY, kind of like getting ready for a wedding. All of these things are now in my past … thankfully. Daughter has graduated (although we haven’t yet received the diploma) and life has kind of settled down (except, you know, there’s the normal craziness of all the fun summer activities … and pressure around the “what comes next” conversations, not to mention the thank you notes, which neither of us are any good at.)

Anyway, the salad: I made it, I photographed it, I was all excited to post it, when I discovered that there was a smudge on the camera lens (long after the salad was gone) and the pics were all pretty much fuzzy garbage. It took me this long before I had time (and the ingredients) to make the salad again. Yes, it’s just as good as I remember. I really do recommend going to the extra trouble of marinating the feta cheese. It’s SO worth it!

Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Avocado Crema

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: About 2 servings

Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Avocado Crema


    For the asparagus:
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic-infused olive oil (or oil from marinated cheese-recipe here)
  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 lb.)
  • Red Robin Seasoning (or your favorite seasoned salt) & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • For the lemon avocado crema:
  • 1 small ripe avocado, peeled & pitted
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 large lemon (about 1/4 cup juice)
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons light mayo
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • A few fresh tarragon, rosemary, and basil leaves (or other fresh herbs)
  • For the salad:
  • About 18 large pre-cooked frozen shrimp, thawed
  • 1 - 3 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts (pinons)
  • 1 - 3 Tablespoons crumbled feta (best if from marinated feta - recipe here)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Toss the asparagus with the oil and sprinkle liberally with seasoning and freshly ground pepper. Roast in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the asparagus is bright green and crisp tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  2. In a handi chopper or mini food processor, add the crema ingredients and process until smooth. Set aside.
  3. To make the salads: Lay the roasted asparagus lengthwise on the plate (or chop it up and use it as a bed for the shrimp). Top with about 9 shrimp per serving, then sprinkle with pine nuts and feta and drizzle with the avocado crema. Enjoy!


RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Shrimp & Roasted Asparagus Salad w/Feta, Pine Nuts & Lemon Avocado Crema ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #shrimp #asparagus #dinner #recipe

This post was shared at Amaze Me Monday, Meatless Monday and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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8 Responses

  1. Love this one so fresh and the photo is exquisite!

    July 12, 2017 at 7:04 am

  2. Just a fabulously easy and wonderful idea/recipe! Love it, Miss Ann!

    July 12, 2017 at 3:59 pm

  3. This is called beauty on a plate! This makes a gorgeous food magazine cover! So eye-catching! And I am sure it tastes just as it looks!

    July 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm

  4. Christine @ Christine's Pantry

    I’d love to have this salad.

    July 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm

  5. Just delicious and I love the sound of the dressing, definitely on my to do list ♥

    July 13, 2017 at 11:22 am

  6. What a beautiful, flavourful salad! The avocado lemon crema is just incredible and I love the addition of the Old Bay. I also love how you describe graduation etc as like getting ready for a new baby in reverse – it’s so accurate! Pinning and sharing this post on Facebook on the H&S page. Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

    July 14, 2017 at 5:56 am

  7. I love everything about this… The asparagus, the shrimp, and the marinated feta! So much deliciousness on that plate!

    July 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm

  8. Looks so good!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    July 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm