Orzo Dinner Salad with Shrimp and Feta

Orzo Dinner Salad with Shrimp and Feta

This orzo dinner salad with shrimp and feta cheese is a hearty and healthy meal, with tons of bright flavours and textures.

This meal comes together easily and only takes one pot (and 10 minutes) to cook!

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Yield4 meal-sized servings
  • Cuisine
  • Course
  • Cooking Method
    • Boiling


  • 1lb sustainably caught wild shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon + 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1.5 cups orzo pasta
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 bulb fennel (plus fronds), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, quartered and sliced thinly
  • 1 bunch fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • 7oz (200g) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 18oz (540ml) can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper



Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

Add the shrimp and cook until opaque and slightly curled (about 2 minutes). Transfer to a bowl and run under cold water. Remove shells and tails if necessary. 

Add the orzo to the boiling water and cook for about 8 minutes, or until slightly al dente. Rinse under cold water.

Roughly chop shrimp.


Add the shrimp, drained orzo, onion, tomato, fennel, cucumber, dill, feta, and chickpeas to a large bowl and toss well.

Mix together the lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add to the salad and toss. 

Orzo Dinner Salad with Shrimp and Feta

Serve immediately. or refrigerate for up to several days before serving. Taste for dressing and seasoning if serving from the fridge, and add more if necessary. Enjoy!

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