To create this flavorful salad, gather shrimp, orzo pasta, lemon, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, fresh basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Start by marinating the shrimp in olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Let the flavors infuse while you prepare other ingredients.
Cook the orzo pasta according to package instructions until it's al dente. Drain and set it aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine cooked orzo, cooked shrimp, halved cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, sliced red onion, and fresh basil.
Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the salad, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Gently toss to combine all the flavors.
Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. Serve this refreshing Lemon Shrimp & Orzo Salad cold.
This Lemon Shrimp & Orzo Salad is the best choice for a light and zesty meal. Savor the citrusy shrimp and fresh ingredients in every bite.