Greek shrimp orzo salad

Heather Disarro

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One pot for cooking and a bowl for chilling the salad — that's all that stands between you and a fantastic dish that will feed an army! Greek shrimp orzo salad will be your new go-to for any time of year.

Greek shrimp orzo salad

Greek shrimp orzo salad

Serves 8


  • 3/4 pound dried orzo pasta
  • 2 pounds raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook the orzo according to package directions until al dente, about 8 minutes.
  3. When the orzo is almost done, add the shrimp to the boiling water to allow it to cook with the pasta, about 2 minutes.
  4. When the shrimp and orzo are done, drain thoroughly and return to the cooking pot.
  5. Drizzle the pasta and shrimp with the olive oil and lemon juice and toss to coat.
  6. Add the onion, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley and dill to the pot and stir to combine.
  7. Season with the salt and pepper.
  8. Cover and refrigerate until totally chilled, about 4 hours.
  9. Right before serving, sprinkle the crumbled feta on top of the pasta salad.
  10. Serve cold.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.