Monday, March 3, 2008

Shrimp & Orzo Salad

I got my 1st issue of The Nest magazine last week and it had some tasty salad recipes that I was eager to try out. Mr. Food Whore can be hesitant to try new things sometimes, but he raved about this one. It was pretty easy to make and healthy. I can't wait til Springtime when we have tons of fresh produce and can have salads like this all the time.

1 lb shrimp
1 bag mixes salad greens
1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
2 tomatoes, chopped
3/4 cup red onion chopped
2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
fresh parsley
fresh oregano
3 tbsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
4 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper

1. Peel and de-vein the shrimp.

2. Mix the marinade for the shrimp--1 1/2 tbsp garlic, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice and 2 tbsp each of chopped parsley and oregano.

3. Cover the shrimp in the marinade and refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. Cook the orzo pasta, drain and chill.

5. Sautee the shrimp in a pan with marinade. Remove from the heat.

6. Mix the remaining garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and herbs to make the dressing. I tossed this all in my mini food processor and it was a breeze.

7. Mix the dressing, orzo, veggies, shrimp, and cheese and stir well.

8. Fill a salad bowl with greens and top with the pasta mixture. And serve. Serves 4

Bon Appetit!
The Food Whore

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