Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta, and arugula with a lemon dill basil vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
I promised you this Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad a few years back after the photos were accidentally erased. Then last summer I received an email asking for the recipe, and I'm finally getting around to sharing this family favorite. If you're reading this I am so sorry! I never forgot.

The shrimp was roasted with the asparagus to keep preparation simple. I then loaded the orzo salad with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, bell pepper, and feta cheese. I drizzled it with a Lemon Dill Basil Vinaigrette which is a variation of Lemon Vinaigrette with fresh dill and basil to bring the flavors together. I had forgotten just how much the family loves this salad.

We enjoyed Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Salad warm for dinner, but Colt said it was even better cold out of the fridge the next day. He moved quick to put dibs on the leftovers for lunch. I really can't wait to make it again. I just might have to double the recipe so I can have leftovers too...
Roast Shrimp with olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
In a small bowl toss together 1 1/4 lbs Deveined and Peeled Large Shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Zest,  1 small clove Minced Garlic, and a generous pinch each of Salt and Pepper. Mix until well coated.
Roast asparagus with olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
Break off the tough ends of 1 lb Asparagus and cut in about 1 1/2" pieces at a sharp angle. Place in a bowl. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Zest, 1 small clove Minced Garlic, and a generous pinch Salt and Pepper. Toss until well combined.
Roast Shrimp and Asparagus.
Preheat oven to 450°.  Place shrimp and asparagus on a single layer on baking sheet so they can roast evenly. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until shrimp are bright pink, and asparagus are tender. 

Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus is good enough to be a meal in itself.
Lemon Dill Basil Vinaigrette for Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad.
For the Lemon Dill Basil Vinaigrette in a shaker jar add 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/2 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice, 2 tablespoons Water, 1 clove Minced Garlic, 1 tablespoon Minced Fresh Dill, 1 tablespoon Minced Fresh Basil, 1/2 teaspoon Salt, and 1/4 teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper. Shake until well combined.
Toss Orzo with Lemon dill basil vinaigrette.
Cook 16 ounces Orzo in salted boiling water until al dente according to package directions. Use a fine mesh strainer to drain. Toss with about 1/4 cup Lemon Dill Basil Vinaigrette to coat.
Roasted Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad with artichoke hearts, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and green onions from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Add Roasted Shrimp, Asparagus, 1 whole Diced Red Bell Pepper, 14 ounces Artichoke Hearts In Water Drained and Chopped into bite size pieces, 1/2 cup Seeded Kalamata Olives, 1/4 cup Chopped Sun-dried Tomatoes In Olive Oil, and 4 whole Sliced Thin Green Onions. Mix until well combined.
Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad with feta cheese, and chopped arugula from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Add 2 cups Chopped Arugula or Baby Kale, 3/4 cup Feta Cheese, and 2 tablespoons Chopped Fresh Dill. Drizzle with enough Lemon Vinaigrette to coat.
Roasted Shrimp Aspragus Orzo Pasta Salad is a must make for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and barbecues from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold. The flavors will only improve.
Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta, and arugula with a lemon dill basil vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

We love Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad as a main dish for dinner or lunch, but it's also delicious as a side for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. It's a quintessential Pasta Salad for summertime barbecues and potlucks.
Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta, and arugula with a lemon dill basil vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Luckily I bought another pound of shrimp for the freezer while it was on sale so I will be making this again asap! Since Colt stole the leftovers.

If you're in need of a few other favorite Pasta Salad recipes make sure to check these out:


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Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad

Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad is a favorite summertime pasta. It's loaded with roasted shrimp, asparagus, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and arugula. Then it's drizzled with a lemon dill basil vinaigrette. It's a quintessential pasta salad from Memorial Day, 4th of July, and BBQ's from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:

Roasted Shrimp
  • 1 1/4 pound Large Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1 small clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1/8th teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8th teaspoon Pepper
Roasted Asparagus
  • 1 pound Asparagus,Tough Ends Removed and Sliced 1 1/2" on Diagonal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1 small clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1/8th teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8th teaspoon Pepper
Lemon Dill Basil Vinaigrette
  • 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill, Minced
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Basil, Minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad
  • 16 ounces Orzo
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Seeded and Diced
  • 14 ounces Artichoke Heart In Water, Chopped Bite Size
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata Olives, Seeded
  • 1/4 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes In Olive Oil, Chopped
  • 4 whole Green Onions, Sliced
  • 2 cups Arugula or Baby Kale, Chopped
  • 3/4 cup Feta Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Dill, Chopped

instructions

Roasted Shrimp and Asparagus
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Toss shrimp until well coated with olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper.  
  3. Toss asparagus until evenly coated with olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  4. Spread shrimp in a single layer  over half a large baking sheet leaving a little space between shrimp for even cooking. Spread asparagus over other half of baking sheet.  
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until shrimp are bright pink, and asparagus is tender. Set aside.
Lemon Dill Basil Vinaigrette
  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker jar, and shake until well combined.
Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad
  1. Cook orzo in salted boiling water according to package directions, until al dente. Drain in a fine mesh strainer.
  2. In a large bowl toss orzo with 1/4 cup Lemon Dill Basil Vinaigrette. 
  3. Add roasted shrimp, asparagus, and remaining ingredients. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing, and toss until well combined.
  4. You can garnish with additional feta cheese, chopped dill, and chopped basil if desired.
  5. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold.
calories
589
fat (grams)
40
carbs (grams)
40
protein (grams)
29
sugar (grams)
7
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Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta, and arugula with a lemon dill basil vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

3 comments

  1. Thanks for finally writing about >"Roasted Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad" <Loved it!

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