Grilled shrimp (marinate the shrimp in lemon peel, lemon juice, olive oil, crushed garlic, then grill)
Cooked orzo pasta
Diced and seeded English cucumber
Diced red onion
Crumbled feta
Fresh lemon and lemon peel
Mint, parsley, a little oregano
Make a vinaigrette by whisking olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, a little crumbled feta, salt and pepper,and white wine vinegar, and a crushed garlic clove. Taste it to your liking either adding more or less.
Place all ingredients in a bowl, adding all the herbs, more feta, (make sure it’s in small crumbles)pour your vinaigrette over all the ingredients, taste it and make sure you have enough of everything! Adjust it to your liking.
Cooked bowtie pasta
Grape tomatoes sliced in half
Fresh mozzarella cut in chunks ( I used a dry pack)
Fresh basil
Place everything in your bowl and coat with good olive oil, salt and pepper
The juices will come out of the tomatoes and flavor the oil and give a great taste to the salad.

These salads are great for any party, lunch with the girls (or guys), BBQ’s, and picnic’s.
Hope you give them a try!
Buon Appetito!!

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  1. I love me some orzo. And all the better with the grilles shrimp and feta. These salads are just the ticket as the waether warms up with a nice glass of cold white wine.

  2. Marie, you’ve slayed me with the shrimp, orzo and feta…I give!

  3. Loved the orzo salad with the shrimp! Got any leftovers? I’ll be right over!

  4. I’m bookmarking all those orzo recipes out there- finally, found some in my area! And what can be better than orzo with shrimp and feta ..nothing I tell you. 😉

  5. When are you opening your Italian deli? 🙂
    (because everything you cook always looks so delicious!)

  6. I agree with the rest of the foodies. Yummy!!!!!!

  7. Great for an al fresco buffet. I’ll take a little of both! And then come back for seconds.

  8. Oh yummy ! I can’t wait for fresh maters to hit the farmers markets 🙂

  9. Not one, but 2 lovely looking salads. I love the look of those prawns…

  10. They look like excellent summer dishes, Marie! I love orzo and bow ties.

    Maybe you can start a Chicago pizza tour one day? I know Chicago has great pizza too! 🙂

  11. As usual I love them both Marie – I agree with Maryann on the deli!!

  12. See, now that’s why I think you’re blog is so delicious. You know how to make a pasta salad. My mom makes one with shrimp like this, and it’s the first thing to go at summer get-togethers. I’ll be passing this one along to her as well. BTW-there’s an award waiting for you at my blog.

  13. I love, love, LOVE pasta salad during these hot & toasty days. They are so portable for our jaunts to the cabana. How did you know?!?! I especially love the combo of cucumbers, lemon & mint!

    xoxox Amy

  14. That shrimp pasta salad looks so good! Feta has quickly become one of my favorite cheeses and it works really well in salads.

  15. Oh, these look so good! I need to make a pasta salad for a teacher’s luncheon next week and now I have plenty of ideas. Thanks! Love the blog!

  16. Shrimp, orzo and feta all in one dish! That is my kind of heaven! 🙂

  17. Those both look like fantastic summery dishes. Not to mention, I can’t remember the last time I had orzo–now I want yours! 😛

  18. The orzo looks delish. I’ve been in an orzo rut lately. This recipe has given me some bright ideas. Thanx!

  19. these salad look soo delicious! I want some with shrimp, please:) Maybe I should make my own:) I have some shrimp sitting in a fridge and waiting. Thanks for the recipes!

  20. This looks yummy. I’m on the hunt for new summer dinner recipes that dont heat up the kitchen.

  21. Oh, that grilled shrimp salad looks just wonderful!! The other one too 🙂

  22. I love pasta salads! They are perfect for warm days!!

  23. Thank you for the great idea’s Marie.. These are very tantalizing!!I love orzo and shrimp..this will be great for summer.

  24. These salads look wonderful Marie! how ever.xxxxGloria

  25. I LOVE these salads. They just scream summer!!!

  26. oh baby now that is a pasta salad

  27. Mmmm Marie,
    There’s nothing like pasta salad, your dishes look beautiful!

  28. It’s been a long time since I’ve had orzo. These salads look great. Somehow, you manage to know what I’ve been craving.

  29. OK…I am definitely making the Orzo with grilled shrimp and feta very, very soon. Why?
    1. I’ve been craving shrimp for months and this dish is making my mouth water even more
    2. I purchased some orzo recently and still haven’t used it!
    3. This looks like the perfect summer dish

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll let you know when I’ve made it 🙂

  30. Thank you everyone for coming by to visit and leaving such nice comments!!! I love reading each and every one!!

  31. Marie, Hi, I have an Award to you in my Blog, so cute!!!! come to see!!!!xxGloria

  32. Your salads make me ready for Summer in a big way- they look so fresh and delicious! MMMMM!

  33. Oh both of those salads look like perfect additions to my summer menus! Yum!

  34. I always get so hungry when I read your blog!

  35. Shrimp, orzo and feta, oh my! I have been looking for a new pasta salad. I HAVE to try this one!

  36. Stunning salads Marie…just the perrrfect thing for the summer! I love the flavours coming out of these…YUM!!

  37. Tasty!! Really tasty your salads! In Italian we call the bowtie pasta farfalle: butterflies.

  38. Do you mind if I ask if you use extra vigin olive oil or regular for the caprese salad? And do you make it the night before except for the basil? :O)

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