Lemony Orzo Salad With Flaked Salmon

Easy Salmon Orzo Pasta Salad | Delicious grilled lunch or dinner ...

It looks a little like rice, but orzo is actually a form of short-cut white pasta, which is low in fiber and easy on UC bellies. Salmon offers omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which can help tame inflammation throughout the body


  • ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, plus 2 Tbsp. oil from jar, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 2 cups lower-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 (6-oz.) center-cut salmon fillets
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley leaves

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 375 calories; 14g fat; 2g saturated fat; 47mg cholesterol; 395mg sodium; 37g carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 23g protein; 3g sugar; 55mg calcium; 2mg iron; 577mg potassium


Step 1 Heat 1 Tbsp. sun-dried tomato oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Add orzo; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in broth and ¼ tsp salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until broth is mostly absorbed.

Step 2 Remove pan from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and lemon juice (spinach will quickly wilt).

Step 3 Meanwhile, preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Brush salmon with remaining 1 Tbsp. sun-dried tomato oil, and season with remaining ¼ tsp. salt and black pepper. Place fillets, skin side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil to desired degree of doneness, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove fillets from foil using a metal spatula.

Step 4 Remove and discard salmon skin; use a fork to gently pull apart flesh into large flakes; toss with orzo.

Step 5 Divide orzo salad evenly between 4 plates; garnish with fresh parsley.

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