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Summer Orzo and Shrimp Salad

Updated on May 5, 2015

Picnics and cook-outs are a perfect time for a fresh summer salad. I like this recipe for Summer Orzo and Shrimp Salad because it is easy to prepare, store and take on the go. All of the ingredients can be prepped a day ahead and tossed together at the last minute. The dressing is light and refreshing with a touch of dill which enhances the flavor of the shrimp and vegetables.

 For a fancy summer party, serve individual portions of salad on lettuce leaves and top with a small lemon wedge.

Serving Size

Serves: 8

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups orzo
  • 1/4 cup lemon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbls. fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. cooked shrimp, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced and halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

Instructions

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions.
  2. In a large bowl combine lemon juice, olive oil, dill and salt.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and toss well.
  4. Keep chilled until serving time.

Summer Orzo and Shrimp Salad

3.5 stars from 11 ratings of Summer Orzo and Shrimp Salad

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      Sharon Bellissimo 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      This looks delicious as well as healthy - my favourite combo!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Looks delicious! From your photo, I immediately wanted to dig in :)

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      Mary Crowther 3 years ago from Havre de Grace

      @paulahite: Thanks much!!

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      On G+!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      This sounds so good and I have to try it! I love both main ingredients, shrimp and orzo. Thanks for sharing this recipe.