The following wonderful recipe comes from My Columbian Recipes:

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.

Enjoy it!


  • 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


1. 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.

2. Place the asparagus, pine nuts, and shrimp in a large salad bowl, mix well and then add the orzo.

3. 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.

Orzo, Shrimp and Asparagus Salad
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