Lemon Shrimp Orzo

Staff Writer
Lemon Shrimp Orzo
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
561
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
  • 4 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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
43%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Cholesterol
168mg
56%
Protein
28g
56%
Carbs
50g
17%
Vitamin A
130µg
14%
Vitamin B12
2µg
29%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22.1%
Vitamin C
12mg
19%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
5mg
24%
Vitamin K
51µg
64%
Calcium
248mg
25%
Fiber
3g
14%
Folate (food)
61µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
61µg
15%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
73mg
18%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
18%
Phosphorus
503mg
72%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
468mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19%
Sodium
1022mg
43%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10%
Zinc
3mg
20%

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