Herbed Shrimp Orzo Salad

Herbed Shrimp Orzo Salad

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Herbed Shrimp Orzo Salad

Posted By nutmegnanny on July 25, 2017

This herbed shrimp orzo salad is packed full of lemon flavor, fresh herbs, cucumbers, red onion, salty feta and perfectly cooked garlic shrimp. This pasta salad is super easy to make and makes a great light summer meal or flavorful side dish.

Art got me a present on Friday. Wanna know what he got me? All 8 seasons of Psych on Amazon! You guys – I was literally BUSTING with happiness! About a year ago they took all the seasons off Netflix and it’s been so annoying. Psych was my go to show to watch while I was working in the kitchen and now I have it back! That also means that Art and I spent the whole weekend watching Psych because we like to live our lives on the wild side.

Also because we are hella lazy on the weekends and I’m about to go nowhere with the humidity as high as it was last weekend. Gross.

I just don’t understand how people hang out outside when the humidity is high. I can almost hand the heat but the humidity kills me. I will literally have a breakdown if made to hang outside too long. I’m 100% a princess when it comes to summer weather.

However, one thing I love about summer weather is the light summer dinners that go along with it. A few years ago I remember watching an episode of Barefoot Contessa where she made a pasta salad out of orzo, herbs, and shrimp. Then she packed it all up and had a picnic with her fabulous friends. Since my life is nowhere near Ina’s I simply made a few changes to her recipe and opted to eat this herbed shrimp orzo salad in my sports bra while sitting on my couch.

My life is almost as fabulous as Ina’s.

This salad is a perfect combination fresh herbs, garlic shrimp, lemon, cucumber, red onion and salty feta cheese. Seriously, this salad screams summer and you’ll have a hard time not wanting to eat the WHOLE bowl in one sitting.

Looking for more easy shrimp recipes? Try my Asian Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich, Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo, Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate Salsa, Tequila Lime Shrimp Phyllo Cups, Cajun Shrimp Hummus Crostini, Apple Butter Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Skillet Sherry Shrimp and Tomatoes, Spicy Shrimp Over Creamy Polenta or my Shrimp Couscous Packets with Avocado Mango Salsa

Herbed Shrimp Orzo Salad

This herbed shrimp orzo salad is packed full of lemon flavor, fresh herbs, cucumbers, red onion, salty feta and perfectly cooked garlic shrimp. This pasta salad is super easy to make and makes a great light summer meal or flavorful side dish.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry orzo pasta
  • 3/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds medium sized peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh mint
  • 6 ounces feta, cubed small
Read the whole recipe on Nutmeg Nanny