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Lemon Orzo with Shrimp and Tomatoes


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  1. Ingredients

    • 1 pound orzo (whole wheat, if possible)
    • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
    • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
    • 8 green onions, sliced thinly
    • 1/4 cup minced fresh dill
    • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
    • 1 1/2 cup halved Suntastic grape tomatoes (quarter if they’re large)
    • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
  2. Instructions

    1. Cook the orzo according to package directions (including both the recommended oil and salt), drain well and rinse under cold water. Place in a large mixing bowl, and set aside.
    2. Preheat oven to 425°. Place the shrimp in one layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a tablespoon of the olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in preheated oven for 4-6 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and opaque. Remove from oven, and add shrimp to the orzo.
    3. Add the lemon zest, green onions, dill, parsley, tomatoes, and feta to the orzo. Stir to combine.
    4. Whisk together the lemon juice and remaining olive oil. Drizzle over the orzo mixture, and toss well to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    5. Serve immediately warm, or let chill for at least an hour before serving cold.

    Recipe from https://wholefully.com/lemon-orzo-shrimp-tomatoes/