Orzo Shrimp Salad

Appel begins with the letter A.  This fact is really important at church potlucks because: “If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a salad.  If your last name begins with N-Z, please bring a dessert.”  I’m kinda sad that I never get to bring a dessert, I love to make desserts.  Someday I might sneak in with a dessert to see if the hospitality committee notices.  I think the elder board would back me up, they like dessert.

In case I decide that I’m being too passive aggressive for a church potluck, I have a new salad recipe ready.  It makes a nice big bowl full and it’s yummy for any potluck!  If you are lucky enough to have a name that starts with N-Z then this salad would be great for a light dinner.  It’s perfect paired with crunchy artisan bread and iced tea.

Shrimp Orzo Salad

Shrimp Orzo Salad

  • 1 pound orzo
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and oil.
  2. Cook orzo according to the package directions.  Drain well then toss the hot orzo in the lemon and oil.  Cool orzo, then add the pine nuts, shrimp, feta, and chives.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve chilled

Shrimp Orzo Salad


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