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Spring Orzo Platter

Spring Orzo Platter
  • Preparation:  min
    Time:  min
  • Moderate
  • Serves 3-4
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Moderate
  • Serves 3-4
Spring Orzo Platter

Looking for a the perfect spring dish? You have got to try my Spring Orzo Platter. Not only is it delicious, but it looks beautiful on any table.

Elif Alverson


Spring Orzo Platter

  • 1 pound of shrimp (cleaned and deveined) 
  • 1 lb. Orzo
  • 8 oz. Feta cheese cubed
  • ½ cups thinly sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 1 pint halved grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced red chili peppers
  • ½ cups thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of table salt


  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  •  4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon A.Vogel Herbed Sea Salt®

How to make Spring Orzo Platter

1. Bring 4-6 quarts of water to boil. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and orzo to boiling water.

 2. Cook the orzo about 8-10 minutes until al dente, stirring occasionally. Drain and cool the orzo.

3. Dressing: Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar, ½ teaspoon of A.Vogel Herbed Sea Salt and 4 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a jar shake it until combined.

4. Heat 1 tablespoons of olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium high heat until oil starts to bubble.

5. Add the shrimp to the pan in a single layer and cook about 1-2 minutes each side until the color of the shrimp changes to light pink.

 6.  Add the orzo, shrimp, feta cheese, olives, cucumbers, green onions and chili peppers in a large bowl and drizzle with the dressing you prepared at step 3.

 7.  Plate the orzo salad on a serving plate and garnish with lemon slices.

This recipe is full of goodness

  • The meal is low in fat and calories.


Elif Alverson

About Elif

I'm an engineer, a mom, and a blogger. If you notice Mediterranean inspiration in my dishes and my writing, it is because I was born and raised in Istanbul. Currently, I live in Milton, GA with a husband, two kids, a dog, and a cat.

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