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Garlic Shrimp & Orzo Salad Recipe


An easy entree that’s ready in a dash. A lite salad dressing beautifully coats Orzo pasta, shrimp and colorful veggies for a flavorful meal. Make as a side dish or serve with pita bread. Don't wait for company to have shrimp dishes, make this for your family tonight

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  • SALAD:
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained, optional
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 30mins
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Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, up to 30 minutes.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Using a slotted spoon, add shrimp; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add wine; cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Remove to a shallow dish; refrigerate, covered, until cold.

Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl. Add vegetables, cilantro, chilled shrimp and olives if desired. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients until blended. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 4 servings.

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