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“Source: Barefoot Contessa”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
1 orzo salad
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Fill a large pot with water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and a splash of oil, and bring the water to a boil.
  3. Add the orzo and simmer for 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it's cooked al dente.
  4. Drain and pour into a large bowl.
  5. Whisk together the lemon juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper.
  6. Pour over the hot pasta and stir well.
  7. Meanwhile, place the shrimp on a sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. Toss to combine and spread out in a single layer.
  9. Roast for 5 to 6 minutes, until the shrimp are cooked through. Don't overcook!
  10. Add the shrimp to the orzo and then add the scallions, dill, parsley, cucumber, onion, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  11. Toss well.
  12. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend, or refrigerate overnight.
  13. If refrigerated, taste again for seasonings and bring back to room temperature before serving.

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