This is a wonderful dish to eat during the summer, but I love it so much that I serve it year round. It is healthy, refreshing and very easy to make. This Orzo and Shrimp Salad is perfect for a quick lunch.
- 1 pound orzo pasta
- 1 cup toasted pine nuts
- 1 bunch cooked asparagus, cut into pieces
- 2 pounds cooked shrimp
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Salt and pepper
- Juice of 4 lemons
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook until tender, but still firm to the bite. Drain the pasta and set aside to cool.
- Place the asparagus, pine nuts, and shrimp in a large salad bowl, mix well and then add the orzo.
- Mix together the lemon juice, salt, pepper, sugar and olive oil in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the salad and mix well. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.