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White Bean and Orzo Salad with Shrimp

White Bean and Orzo Salad with Shrimp

Sunset SEPTEMBER 2001

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 408
  • Calories from fat: 13%
  • Protein: 27g
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 68g
  • Fiber: 8.7g
  • Sodium: 520mg
  • Cholesterol: 111mg

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