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Greek Orzo and Shrimp Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Greek Orzo and Shrimp Salad, by , is from The Donovan Family Online Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ginny Larkin
Added: Sunday, October 21, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 1-pound boxes orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1 1/2 bunches green onions, chopped
3/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled
3/4 cup chopped fresh dill
7 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons olive oil
3 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
1 1/2 English hot house cucumbers, quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
2 baskets cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 English hothouse cucumber, sliced into rounds
Fresh dill sprigs

Directions:
Directions:
Cook orzo in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well. Transfer to large bowl. Add green onions, feta cheese, chopped dill, lemon juice and oil; mix well. Cook shrimp in large pot of boiling salted water until pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well. Mix into salad. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 8 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
Mix cucumber pieces and 3/4 of cherry tomatoes into salad. Transfer to clean large bowl. Arrange cucumber slices and remaining cherry tomato halves around edge of bowl. Garnish salad with dill sprigs and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
20
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My friend Debra made this dish for a picnic and it was so delicious. She even gave us some to take home and we wish we had more!

 

 

 

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