shrimp lemon dill salad in a bowl
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ingredients for this dish
pot of cooking peas carrots and shrimp
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individual bowl of shrimp orzo dish
shrimp lemon dill salad in a bowl

Shrimp, Lemon, Dill & Orzo Salad

A summer staple in my house, this cold shrimp, lemon, dill and orzo salad is light, delicious and good for you. Mixed with snow peas, the shrimp are tasty and filling.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Brunch, Soups & Salads
Cuisine General
Servings 6 Served
Calories 13 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 8 Oz. Whole-wheat orzo
  • 1 Lb. Peeled and deveined shrimp (21-25 per lb. size)
  • 3 Cups of sugar snap peas cut in half (if the ends are tough or there are stringy spines, cut them off and remove the string)
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded carrots
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 Lemons – juice of both and zest of both
  • ¼ Cup of finely chopped fresh dill (also have some small sprigs for garnish
  • 1 Small shallot minced
  • 2 Tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Tbsp. Pepper


  • Bring a pot of salted water to boil. (Throw in a couple of Tbsp. of salt to season water). Add orzo and cook for 7 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and peas and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the carrots and cook for 1 minute.  Drain.
  • In a measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, Dijon mustard, dill, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper.
  • Put drained shrimp mixture in bowl and top with dressing. Stir to coat everything. You can serve warm or cold.


Calories: 13kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 0.4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 640mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword brunch, christmas lunch, healthier choice, pasta, salad, seafood, shrimp
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