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Shrimp Orzo Salad with Pesto

Orzo salad is loaded with Juicy shrimp, cherry tomatoes, onion and everything is tossed in fresh basil pesto. This refreshing salad can be served as a main dish or as a side dish in summer barbeque.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword orzo salad, Salad for summer, Salad recipe, Salad with fresh basil pesto, Shrimp Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 443kcal


  • 250 grams Orzo pasta
  • 250 grams Shrimp Cleaned and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 200 grams Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Pesto
  • Parmesan to garnish


  • Cook Orzo pasta as per package instruction.(Make sure to add enough salt to the water while cooking) . Darin and let it cool down a bit.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add shrimp to the pan, season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes. It will turn pink.
  • Cut cherry tomato to half. Chop Onion.
  • In a big salad mixing bowl, add orzo. halved tomatoes, Chopped onions, shrimp. Add 3-4 tablespoon of pesto. Toss everything well.
  • Serve with more pesto and parmesan shavings on top.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 869IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 3mg