Whole wheat orzo that makes you feel comfy

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Ingredients for the dressing-

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dill (ideally fresh), chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt

Ingredients for the shrimp and orzo-

  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup orzo pasta (whole wheat if possible)
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 2 tbsp scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped


In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients. Pour ¼ cup of the liquid over the shrimp and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.

In the meantime, cook the orzo according to instructions on the package. Drain and transfer the orzo to a medium bowl. Add the rest of the dressing and the feta cheese. Toss. Add the pepper, capers, scallions and oregano. Toss again.

Cook the shrimp on a grill pan over high heat. Turn them once, cooking 4 to 5 minutes total, until cooked through.

Serve the shrimp beside or over the orzo.

Serves 4.

*If you are only making the shrimp, use 4 tsp lemon juice, 3 tbsp oil, 2 tsp dill, 1 clove garlic and a light sprinkle of salt for the marinade.

*If you are only making the orzo, use 3 tbsp lemon juice, 1/3 cup oil, 4 tsp dill, 1 clove garlic and a light sprinkle of salt for the dressing.