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

Garlic Shrimp & Orzo Salad Recipe

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ¼

    cup olive oil

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon pepper

  • ¼

    cup white wine

  • SALAD:

  • ¾

    cup uncooked orzo pasta

  • 1

    medium tomato, seeded and chopped

  • 1

    small green pepper, chopped

  • ½

    cup chopped peeled cucumber

  • ¼

    cup chopped red onion

  • 1

    tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

  • 1

    can (2-¼ ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained, optional

  • 2

    tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon pepper

Directions

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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