Get your fill of heart-healthy unsaturated fats from this easy shrimp orzo dish! Served hot or cold, this is sure to please a crowd. Looking for a low-sodium dish? Just switch out the seasoning salt for a sodium-free substitute like Mrs. Dash!
Easy Shrimp Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes and Parmesan Cheese
◦24 oz. frozen medium shrimp, cooked, devined, defrosted
◦1 tablespoon olive oil
◦1 bunch of asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces
◦1 small white onion, diced
◦6oz dry whole wheat orzo
◦8oz jar basil pesto
◦8oz cherry tomatoes, halved
◦Low-sodium chicken broth
◦Seasoning salt to taste (option: sodium-free substitute)
◦Shredded parmesan cheese to garnish
1.In large pan, sauté onion and asparagus over medium heat in olive oil until soft. Stir in 2 tablespoons pesto, leave on warm.
2.Add in shrimp and 2 more tablespoons pesto. Stir until shrimp are warmed.
3.In separate pot, cook orzo according to package directions using ½ water and ½ chicken broth.
4.Stir cooked orzo into shrimp and veggie mixture.
5.Transfer dish from pan to large serving bowl and toss with additional pesto and seasoning salt to taste.
6.Top with parmesan cheese and cherry tomatoes and serve warm.
*Option: Cook and mix all ingredients ahead and place in refrigerator to cool. Serve cold.
*includes 1 teaspoon of Lawry’s seasoning salt and 6 teaspoons parmesan cheese in recipe.
◦3g Sat Fat