Bright Shrimp Orzo Salad
Pasta salads are the ultimate entertaining food. Easy to make a BIG batch to feed a crowd and can often be made ahead. I’m sold. But, some pasta salads can feel heavy. Not this Shrimp Orzo Salad. The fresh herbs, cucumber, and shrimp make it taste light and fresh. Add in a dressing that is just olive oil and fresh lemon juice and zest. You have the perfect entree or side dish for spring and summer time.
The bulk of the work to make this orzo salad is the chopping. Chop up some cucumber, scallions, and lots of herbs. They add crunch, flavor, color, and freshness. If you can chop, boil water, and set a timer for the oven, then you can make this.
This salad serves a CROWD. I love making it as a crowd pleasing addition to any meal. Brunch, lunch, or dinner! Especially because you can make it the night before serving. Letting it sit in the fridge just lets all the flavors blend together. YUM.
This shrimp salad demands to be eaten outside on a patio with a glass of white wine. I really do insist.