Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad is a favorite summertime dinner filled with roasted shrimp, asparagus, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and feta drizzled with a lemon dill vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

I promised you this 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 Shrimp Orzo Pasta 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...

Here's how to make Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad:

Raw large peeled shrimp in bowl with olive oil, lemon zest, minced garlic, 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
  • A generous pinch each of Salt and Pepper
Mix until well coated.

Asparagus cut into  1 1/2" pieces with olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper in a stainless steel bowl.

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 and add:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1 small clove Minced Garlic
  • A generous pinch Salt and Pepper
Toss until well combined.

Shrimp and asparagus on a roasting pan.

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 in a shaker jar.

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
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Shake until well combined.

Cooked Orzo Pasta drizzled with Lemon Dill Basil Vinaigrette in a bowl.

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.

A large salad bowl filled with roasted shrimp, asparagus, bell pepper, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes and orzo pasta.

Add to Orzo Pasta:

  • Roasted Shrimp 
  • Roasted 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
  • 4 whole Sliced Thin Green Onions
Mix until well combined.

Chopped Arugula, Feta Cheese and Chopped Dill on top of Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad.

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.


Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold. The flavors will only improve.

Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad is delicious served warm or cold with roasted shrimp, asparagus, artichoke hearts, and lots of other goodies makes this a favorite from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

We love 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 is a summertime fav. It's loaded with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta cheese and arugula drizzled with lemon dill 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 Shrimp Orzo Pasta 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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Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad

Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad

Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad is loaded with roasted shrimp, asparagus, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta, and arugula drizzled with a lemon dill vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
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prep time: 20 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 30 M

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
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:

How to cook Shrimp Asparagus Orzo Pasta Salad

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
Sugar (grams)
7
Protein (grams)
29
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Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad is a family favorite pasta salad recipe! Great for dinner or a side dish for barbecues and potlucks. Filled with roasted shrimp, asparagus, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, olives, feta and arugula drizzled with lemon dill vinaigrette from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad is a favorite easy recipe thats delicious served warm or cold for dinner or great side dish for your next barbecue or potluck! Made with orzo, roasted shrimp, asparagus, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta, and arugula drizzled with lemon dill dressing 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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  2. This salad looks beautiful! Pinned.

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