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Overhead photo of glass bowl filled with lemony orzo pasta salad with shrimp
Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad with Shrimp
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This light Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad with Shrimp works well for lunch, dinner or meal prep for the week.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pasta Salad, Comfort Food, Healthy, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 386 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1 1/2 cups orzo pasta
  • 1 lb. cooked shrimp
  • 1 1/2 cups English cucumber, cut into 1/4 inch slices and then diced
  • 1/2 cup mixture of pitted green and Kalamata olives, sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup scallions, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
Lemony Dressing
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  1. Cook pasta until al dente, according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add pasta to a large bowl with shrimp, cucumber, scallions, olives, Cotija cheese and chopped dill.

  2. Add all ingredients for the lemony dressing to a jar. Shake until well blended. Pour dressing over pasta salad ingredients. Toss until well combined. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad with Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 202mg67%
Sodium 1227mg53%
Potassium 270mg8%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 482IU10%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.