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Refreshing Shrimp Orzo Salad loaded with green from the cucumbers, scallions, parsley, and dill. Dressed with an easy lemon-olive oil dressing. Make it the night before for an easy summertime, party dish. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #pastasalad #shrimpsalad #makeahead #entertainingfood

Bright Shrimp Orzo Salad


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Refreshing Shrimp Orzo Salad loaded with green from the cucumbers, scallions, parsley, and dill. Dressed with an easy lemon-olive oil dressing. Make it the night before for an easy summertime, party dish. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #pastasalad #shrimpsalad #makeahead #entertainingfood


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Ingredients

Shrimp Orzo Salad

  • 1 lb orzo pasta
  • 2 lbs shrimp (peeled and deveined. 16 to 18ct per pound)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions (white and green parts)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large hothouse cucumber (diced)
  • salt and pepper

Lemon Dressing

  • 3 large lemons (zested and juiced)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and a generous pinch of salt. Bring the water to a boil and add the orzo. Cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain and pour into a large bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, place the shrimp on a sheet pan and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Toss shrimp to combine with the oil and s & p. Roast in the preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Be careful not to overcook.
  4. Make the dressing: Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl.
  5. To the large bowl with the orzo, add the cooked shrimp, scallions, dill, parsley, and cucumber. Pour over the dressing. Toss well and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour omg overnight to let the flavors blend together.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: American
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