Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad

by Nina | August 19, 2012 8:35 pm

Eating healthy has always been a battle for me, especially when trying to lose weight.  Now that the weather is getting warmer I’m extremely motivated to eat a more balanced diet but it’s always easier when you find something you like.  For example, I love love love hummus and carrots as a snack, almonds are a new favorite and strawberries and pears satisfy my sweet tooth.  Now I get to add this meal to the “health foods I love” list.  It’s definitely got a kick but the coolness of the vegetables and dressing help give it balance.  This would definitely impress your guests and would be perfect to serve at a cook out.

 

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients 

For the salad: 

For dressing:

 

Directions

Carefully peel back corn husk to within 1 in. of bottom; remove silk.  Brush corn with oil, rewrap corn in husk and secure with kitchen string.  Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 30-35 minutes or until tender, turning often.  Meanwhile, rub shrimp with jerk seasoning and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

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Cook orzo according to package directions.  Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside .  Grill asparagus, red peppers and shrimp, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender and shrimp turn pink, turning once.

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Cut corn from cob, cut asparagus into 1-in. pieces and chop red peppers and add all veggies to bowl.  Add the shrimp, orzo and pepper.  In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients.  Pour over salad; toss to coat. 

 

Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Grilled-Jerk-Shrimp-Orzo-Salad?refurl=&_mid=2271465&_rid=2271465.1311011178.206380

 

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