Barbecued Spiced Shrimp with Orzo and Tomato Salad


This dish brings all the flavors of a summer barbecue into one complete meal with spiced shrimp and an orzo, tomato salad.

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Yield2 Servings
Total Time (mins)
  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition
  • 1/2 cup Zone PastaRx Orzo
  • 3 Tbsp Packed Basil Leaves (plus extra leaves for garnish)
  • 1 Tbsp Dr. Sears’ Zone Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Ancho Chile Powder
  • 1 tsp Agave Nectar
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Coriander
  • Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
  • 3 oz Jumbo Shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • Pam Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • 8 leaves Lettuce (torn)
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion (halved and thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tomatoes (sliced 1/4 inch thick)
Calories 331
Total Fat 11g
Carbohydrates 35g
Fiber 6g
Protein 24g


  1. In a blender, puree the basil leaves with the olive oil until smooth. Mix in the lime juice, salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the paprika with the chili powder, agave nectar, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper.
  4. Spray the shrimp with the Pam cooking spray and season all over with the spice mixture. Set aside.
  5. Prepare Zone PastaRx Orzo according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water to stop cooking; drain again.
  6. Drizzle orzo with 2 tablespoons of lime juice.
  7. Grill the shrimp over moderately high heat, turning once, until they are lightly charred and cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  8. Arrange the lettuce, on the plate first then the orzo, tomato and onion slices. Then drizzle with the basil oil.
  9. Top with the shrimp, garnish with the remaining basil leaves and serve.