Parmesan Orzo with Salmon

Recipe created by Jenn's Food Journey


6oz salmon fillet
juice of 1/2 a lime
salt and pepper
cayenne pepper
3/4 cup orzo pasta
1 3/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup cucumber, diced
1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


Place the salmon on a large square of aluminum foil sprayed with non-stick oil. Drizzle the lime juice over it. Now drizzle honey over it, about 1/2-1 teaspoon. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Close foil around the salmon to form a packet. Place on grill preheated to medium. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Add the orzo and cook according to package directions (about 8-10 minutes). Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the stock.

Pour the orzo into a medium size bowl. Shred or chop up the grilled salmon and add it to the orzo. Add the cucumber, tomato, parsley, and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. Enjoy warm or cold!