Light summer lunch featuring an easy orzo salad with crayfish and green peas. Serve for lunch, with a glass of chilled rose wine.
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Orzo Salad with Crayfish and Green Peas

                               Summertime and the cooking is easy
Orzo salad with crayfish and green peas served for lunch with a glass of rose wine.
Orzo Salad with Crayfish and Green Peas

Orzo Salad with Crayfish and Green Peas

Summers are all about quick, easy dinners that require minimal cooking while boosting all the fresh flavours. And this salad ticks all the boxes. It’s easy to make, takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and it tasted delicious. I love orzo in summer pasta salads, as it is lighter than regular short pasta shapes. It is also easy to pair with vegetables, crustaceans and seafood.

Orzo Salad with Crayfish and Green Peas

Andra Constantinescu
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Total 15 mins
Servings: 2
Calories 200kcal


  • 100 g orzo pasta
  • 100 g green peas
  • 50 g crayfish cooked
  • 1 bunch pea shoots
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • Maldon salt


  • Boil the orzo pasta in salted water for 9 minutes (or according to cooking intructions printed on the package). Drain and set aside.
  • Blanch the peas in salted water, drain and set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix the orzo with blanched peas. Add the crayfish and season with olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add salt if necessary.
  • To serve, place the salad on individual plates and garnish with pea shoots.

This recipe is the second from #TheWeeklyIngredientByAndra challenge, hosted on Instagram. If you want to get involved, follow me on Instagram at @mintandrosemary and check my stories on Friday morning.

For more light cooking inspiration, check out this recipe for hispi cabbage with salsa verde.

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Andra Constantinescu

I am a classically trained chef, with a BSc in Culinary Arts and a Masters Degree in Food Business Management.

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