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Feta and Olive Salad Recipe with 'Nduja Prawns

’Nduja prawns with orzo, feta and olive salad

Published: August 28, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Check out our orzo salad recipe with spicy 'nduja pesto, crumbly feta and juicy prawns. Make this simple salad for an easy low calorie meal

  • Low calorie
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal367
fat20.7g
saturates5.9g
carbs18.3g
sugars4g
fibre3.9g
protein25g
salt1.6g
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Try our 'nduja prawns with orzo, feta and olive salad then check out our prawns with tomato and feta, prawns pil pil and more prawn recipes.

Janine our food director says: ’Nduja, a spicy spreadable salami from Calabria, is having a bit of a moment. Saclà has included ’nduja in its latest pesto sauce, which gives a bump of porky, umami flavour. Add a couple of teaspoons to pizza or pasta sauce (a little goes a long way) or combine it with seafood for this hearty orzo salad. Saclà 'nduja is £2.30/90g, available from Waitrose.

Ingredients

  • 100g orzo
  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • ¼ cucumber, diced
  • 10 pitted green olives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 150g raw peeled prawns
  • 2 tsp Saclà 'nduja pesto
  • ½ lemon
  • 50g feta, crumbled
  • a handful basil, chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the orzo in boiling salted water until just tender, then rinse under cold water and drain.

  • STEP 2

    While the orzo is cooking, put the onion, pepper, cucumber and olives in a large bowl, season well and add the vinegar and 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Toss then add the drained orzo and toss again.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the rest of the olive oil in a pan, add the prawns and fry until pink. Add the ’nduja pesto, a squeeze of lemon and a good splash of water. Cook, stirring, until it bubbles up, then take off the heat.

  • STEP 4

    Divide the orzo salad between two plates, spoon over the prawns, then scatter over the feta. Drizzle everything with juices from the pan and top with basil.

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