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Lemon Orzo Salad With Garlic Butter Shrimp

Lemon Orzo Salad With Garlic Butter Shrimp is a simple yet elegant main dish made with bright lemony flavors and fresh dill. Serve it at your next dinner party or pack it up for your weekly meal prep!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic shrimp, lemon orzo, orzo
Servings: 4
Calories: 462kcal


  • 1 cup orzo
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth
  • 8 oz feta cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Olive Oil, extra virgin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Garlic Butter Shrimp

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon white cooking wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Filippo Berio olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Orzo Pasta Salad

  • Bring a large saucepan with bone broth a boil, add orzo, and 1 tbsp of olive oil, stir and cook for 7-10 minutes or until it has a firm and chewy texture.
  • While the orzo is cooking, make the lemon dill vinaigrette: whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, 2 tbsp dill, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • When the orzo is finished cooking, strain it and set aside to cool. Then toss it with the tomatoes, red onion, 2 tbsp dill, feta cheese, and the lemon dill vinaigrette.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

  • Heat a large skillet with a splash of olive oil on medium-high heat. In a large bowl, toss the shrimp with the olive oil and dill until fully coated.
  • Add the shrimp to the pan in a single layer without overcrowding the pan, cook 1-2 minutes on each side until the shrimp are pink and opaque. Just before the shrimp are finished cooking, add the butter, white wine, and garlic. Toss the shrimp in the garlic butter for about a minute. (I usually toss them around the pan for the full minute)
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan and mix in with the orzo salad. Garnish with the remaining fresh dill.


  • For more flavor, let the shrimp marinate in the white wine mixture for about 10 minutes.


Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 310mg | Sodium: 768mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 15.5mg | Calcium: 460mg | Iron: 3.5mg