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Shrimp orzo salad with tropical fruits

Shrimp orzo salad with tropical fruits|marmite et ponpon

As the weather is getting hot and hotter, all you need is a refreshing meal; I can say salads and summer goes really well.

Salad is a versatile option served as appetizer, side dish or even main dish. In the last case, the salad should be filling, featuring carbs or meat.

Usually salads are no fail recipes, they leave you the room to be as much creative you want to be in the choice of ingredients and mixing them together. Beside of having a quick meal, ready on your table within 20 mns, you will be enjoying a sustaining dish full of nutrients.

Shrimp orzo salad with tropical fruits |marmite et ponpon

For the salad you need

  • 1 kg shrimps cooked
  • 1 cup orzo pasta cooked
  • 1 medium mango cut lengthwise
  • 1 small golden apple cut in medium cubes
  • 2 cups pineapple cut in medium cubes
  • a handful coriander leaves

For the dressing you need

  • 3tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

You can serve it cold from the fridge or at room temperature, but in both cases you are going to indulge in a symphony of flavors.

Shrimp orzo salad with tropical fruits | marmite et ponpon

Shrimp and orzo salad with tropical fruits |marmite et ponpon

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orzo, spinach and chicken salad

orzo, chicken and spinach saladCraving a dinner that is delicious, nutritious, and simple to make?

This salad is a full meal. It contains all the nutrients you need at one time.

The first time i tried this salad was in an italian restaurant. I loved it and decided to do it at home, and the result came tastier!

Ingredients (for 4 people)

  • orzo pasta 500g
  • grilled chicken breast 400g
  • fresh spinach 350g (chopped)
  • feta cheese 80g (cut in small cubes)
  • 2 medium tomatoes (cut in medium cubes)
  • olives 50g
  • roasted pine seeds (a handful)

Dressing: lemon and olive oil

Why lemon? because there’s a compound in spinach called oxalic acid, which blocks the absorption of calcium and iron. An easy way to solve this problem is to pair spinach with a food high in vitamin C.

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