Lemon Shrimp & Orzo Salad


Consider making a double batch of this easy pasta salad--it's delicious the next day. The orzo will absorb the dressing as it sits, so add a little more olive oil and lemon juice if you'd like.

Lemon Shrimp & Orzo Salad
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat orzo

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (21-25 per pound), cut into bite-size pieces

  • 4 cups sugar snap peas, cut into bite-size pieces

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Zest & juice of 1 lemon

  • ¼ cup finely chopped dill, plus more for garnish

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add orzo and cook for 7 minutes. Add shrimp and peas and cook until the peas are tender and the shrimp are cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk oil, lemon zest and juice, dill, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  3. Add the orzo, shrimp and peas to the bowl and toss to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature and garnished with more dill, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

467 Calories
16g Fat
50g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 467
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 33g 66%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Vitamin A 1251IU 25%
Vitamin C 58mg 64%
Folate 44mcg 11%
Sodium 490mg 21%
Calcium 137mg 11%
Iron 5mg 26%
Magnesium 115mg 27%
Potassium 586mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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