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  • Serves: 8 Servings

Cold Orzo Salad with Shrimp

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Category: Pasta, Salads, Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Raw orzo
  • - cooked until tender
  • - and drained
  • 10 oz Frozen tiny peas
  • - quickly cooked & drained
  • 8 oz Pitted black olives
  • - thinly sliced
  • 2 lg Red bell peppers
  • - seeds & membranes removed
  • - finely chopped
  • 3/4 lb Med-small shrimp; peeled,
  • - deveined and cooked,
  • - cut into thirds
  • - (remove a few whole
  • - for garnish)
  • 1 md Red onion
  • - peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 c Minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 3/4 c Extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tb Red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Garlic clove
  • - peeled and minced
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes; for garnish
  • Olive slices; for garnish


IN A LARGE MIXING BOWL, toss together the orzo, peas, olives, peppers,
shrimp, onion and parsley. Pour the olive oil over the salad and mix well.
Add the vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper and taste to adjust the
seasonings, adding more vinegar or oil sparingly as needed. Don't make the
salad too moist. Spoon the mixture into a mixing bowl just large enough to
hold the salad, packing it down slightly, cover and chill thoroughly.
Unmold the salad onto a serving platter and garnish with cherry tomatoes
and black olives. Split the reserved shrimp in half lengthwise and place
them on the top for decoration.

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