Seafood and Orzo Salad

Easy meals that are light and refreshing are the way to go on hot summer days, just a little chopping of veggies, a few minutes to cook some orzo and time to grill the seafood.

This makes a great potluck salad or a quick weeknight dinner with minimal cooking. You could substitute another fish like salmon or even used cooked chicken breasts.


1 bag of prewashed spinach, cut into bite size pieces

2 small cucumbers, chopped

6-8 radishes, thinly sliced

1/2 cup orzo, cooked

1 small bunch mint, roughly chopped

1 small bunch Italian Parsley, roughly chopped

3 ounces feta

Seafood Mix (I used a bag of frozen shrimp, scallops and calamari)

1 lemon, juiced

3 tbsp olive oil



Cook the orzo according to package directions, run under cool water and set aside.

Place the chopped spinach, cucumber, radish, mint, parsley and feta in a bowl. Add in the cooled orzo.

Top the salad with juice of half the lemon and a bit of olive oil.

Create a foil packet and add the seafood in, top with salt/pepper, olive oil and the juice of half the lemon. Grill until cooked through, about 10 minutes if cooking from frozen. The shrimp should be a nice light pink color.

Add the seafood to the salad and toss together. Serve immediately.

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