Lemon Shrimp Orzo

Lemon Shrimp Orzo
Staff Writer

Chef Chris Henry

This pasta salad is fresh, bright, and flavorful. Chopped dill, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese add bursts of flavor, while a dressing of champagne vinegar and lemon juice complement the shrimp. 

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4
Servings
699
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Pound  orzo
  • 1  Tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 1  Tablespoon  champagne vinegar
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  Tablespoon  chopped dill
  • 1/3  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1  Pound  cooked large shrimp, halved lengthwise
  • 1  Cup  chopped cucumber
  • 1  Cup  halved cherry tomatoes
  • scallions, chopped
  • 1/2  Cup  pitted and chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1/4  Pound  feta, crumbled

Directions

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the orzo according to package directions. Drain thoroughly. Don't dilute your dressing: Drain the pasta well before tossing it with the other ingredients. Here the orzo needs to sit in the colander for a few minutes and then spread orzo on a few paper towels to finish draining.

In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, and dill; add the oil slowly whisking. Add the shrimp and toss. Add the orzo, the scallions, the cucumber, the cherry tomatoes, the olives, and the feta to the dressing and toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
58g
83%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
20g
83%
Cholesterol
117mg
39%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin A, RAE
341µg
49%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
19mg
25%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
284µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
249mg
25%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
80µg
20%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
69mg
22%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
346mg
49%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
31µg
56%
Sodium, Na
486mg
32%
Water
145g
5%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

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Lemon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.