Shrimp and Orzo Salad

Looking for a hearty main-dish salad recipe? Then check out this shrimp, pasta and veggies dinner - ready in just 30 minutes!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4

Ingredients

7
oz. (1 cup) uncooked orzo or rosamarina (rice-shaped pasta)
1
(12-oz.) pkg. frozen ready-to-cook shrimp
3/4
cup frozen sweet peas
1/3
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons white wine vinegar
1
garlic clove, minced
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup pitted kalamata olives, quartered
1/3
cup chopped red onion
1
red bell pepper, chopped
1
Anaheim chile, seeded, sliced
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Cook orzo to desired doneness as directed on package, adding shrimp and peas during last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time; cook until shrimp turn pink. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper; shake well to blend.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine cooked orzo, shrimp and peas with olives, onion, bell pepper, chile and cilantro; mix well. Pour dressing over salad; toss to mix.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    510
    (
    Calories from Fat
    220),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    24g
    24%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    125mg
    125%;
    Sodium
    720mg
    720%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    51g
    51%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    22g
    22%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    30%;
    Vitamin C
    100%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 4 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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