30-Minute Herby Shrimp and Orzo Salad

30-Minute Herby Shrimp and Orzo Salad

Course Type: Entreé Salad, Healthy Options, Lunch Entreé, Main Course, Side Dish

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Make this hearty summer salad in advance for a burst of heavenly flavor later.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. dry orzo
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, tail on and deveined
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 10 oz NatureSweet® Cherubs® tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup corn, grilled, or frozen & thawed
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup peas
To Serve:
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions:

  1. Cook the orzo in salted water, according to the package directions. While the orzo is cooking, prepare the shrimp.
  2. Place the shrimp in a bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, and lemon juice. Sprinkle with the spices, then toss until evenly coated.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high for about one minute, then cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side until fully cooked.
  4. Add the cooked orzo and the cooked shrimp to a large bowl. Add the NatureSweet® Cherubs® corn, chopped jalapeño, cilantro, and peas. Toss to combine. Season with additional olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving platter and enjoy!