Mediterranean Shrimp Orzo Salad Recipe
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Mediterranean Shrimp Orzo Salad Recipe

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This pretty crowd-pleaser always stands out on the buffet table. With plenty of shrimp, artichoke hearts, olives, peppers and a host of herbs, it's a tasty change-of-pace from pasta salads. I serve it with a from-scratch vinaigrette.—Ginger Johnson, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) orzo pasta
  • 3/4 pound peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), cut into thirds
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed quartered artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 3/4 cup Greek vinaigrette

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 397 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain well.
  2. In a large bowl, combine orzo, shrimp, vegetables, olives and herbs. Add vinaigrette; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Shrimp Orzo Salad in Country Woman April/May 2016

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Beema User ID: 446601 245512
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"Delightful ! I made this the other day, cut it down from 8 servings to somewhere around 3, which works well with a recipe like this. One thing that I was wondering about is that the blurb from this recipe's creator, Ginger Johnson, mentions green olives, but the recipe ingredients list Greek olives, which are ripe... so I went with both ! The dressing I used was Farmer Boy's Restaurant Greek Dressing, an oil based selection. Truly a good salad ! As a field editor who hosts at least ten major parties each year, I know I will be serving this one again soon."

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