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grilled veggie orzo shrimp salad

Grilled Veggie Orzo Shrimp Salad

Looking for a light lunch recipe? This delicious salad is perfect for pescatarians and anyone interested in eating healthier. Shrimp orzo salad filled with grilled veggies comes together in mere minutes.

Prep: 20Cook: 30Total: 50 minutes
Yield 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • 32 oz raw, peeled jumbo shrimp (~865g uncooked)
  • 1 large zucchini, 480g
  • 1 yellow squash, 200 g
  • 1 red onion, 180g
  • 1 red pepper, 260g
  • 8oz Banza ‘rice’ 227g (chickpea pasta will also work)
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 200g
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill

Instructions

  1. Prepare all of your veggies by chopping into big chunks or slices. Spray all veggies with non-stick spray.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Spray with nonstick spray.
  3. For shrimp, spray a large piece of aluminum foil with nonstick spray. Add shrimp to foil and then add to grill. Build up a little side wall/ledge of foil surrounding the shrimp to stay in place.
  4. Add all veggies directly to the grill. Shut the lid and let the shrimp and veggies cook 4 minutes.
  5. After 4 minutes, flip all the veggies over and stir the shrimp around ensuring it cooks evenly. Cook another 4 minutes.
  6. Turn off grill and take shrimp and veggies off. Let cool.
  7. Meanwhile, follow directions on back of Banza bag to cook and drain ‘rice’.
  8. In a large bowl, add olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper to bottom. Mix together.
  9. Add in cooked orzo and sliced tomatoes.
  10. Chop all grilled veggies into small bite size pieces. Add to bowl with orzo and tomatoes, then add in cooked shrimp and fresh dill. Stir until completely mixed together.
  11. Serve warm or let cool before serving! Whichever you prefer.

Notes

*alternatively, roasted veggies at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Bake shrimp at 400 for 6-8 minutes.

Author: ErinCategory: lunch, meal prep, dinner, shrimp, salad, summer salad, shrimpMethod: grillCuisine: MediterraneanDiet: Gluten Free