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’Nduja prawns with orzo, feta and olive salad

  • Serves 2
  • Easy

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

By Amanda James

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.

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Ingredients

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

Additional Information

Nutrition

  • kcals 367
  • fat 20.7g
  • saturates 5.9g
  • carbs 18.3g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 3.9g
  • protein 25g
  • salt 1.6g
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