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White Bean and Orzo Salad with Shrimp

Yield Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound dried orzo pasta (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (15 oz.) small white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 pound shelled cooked tiny shrimp, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups rinsed and halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fat-skimmed chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 408
  • caloriesfromfat 13 %
  • protein 27 g
  • fat 5.7 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 68 g
  • fiber 8.7 g
  • sodium 520 mg
  • cholesterol 111 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 6- to 8-quart pan over high heat, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add pasta; cook until tender to bite, 9 to 11 minutes. Drain; immerse in cold water. When pasta is cool, in about 3 minutes, drain and pour into a large bowl.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat, stir onions in oil until limp and slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add to pasta along with beans, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, broth, lemon juice, mint, and parsley. Mix and add salt to taste.