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Mediterranean Shrimp Orzo Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Shrimp Orzo Salad

This pretty crowd-pleaser always stands out on the buffet table. With plenty of shrimp, artichoke hearts, olives, peppers and a host of herbs, it's a tasty change of pace from pasta salads.

Ingredients

1 package (16 ounces) orzo pasta
3/4 pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), cut into thirds
1 can (14 ounces) water-packed quartered artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
1 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup pitted Greek olives
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
3/4 cup Greek vinaigrette

Directions

1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain well.

2. In a large bowl, combine orzo, shrimp, vegetables, olives and herbs. Add vinaigrette; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 397 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

Originally published as Orzo Salad in Country Woman April/May 2016
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