Orzo with Grilled Shrimp & Summer Vegetables

Serve this cold or at room temperature—perfect for a picnic or barbecue.



  1. Cook orzo in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Transfer to large bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon oil.
  2. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Whisk 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons vinegar in small bowl. Brush zucchini and bell pepper with oil mixture, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Whisk pesto, lime juice, remaining 3 1/2 tablespoons oil, and remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar in small bowl for pesto vinaigrette. Place shrimp in medium bowl. Add 2 tablespoons pesto vinaigrette; toss to coat.
  3. Grill zucchini and bell pepper until crisptender, about 3 minutes per side for zucchini and 4 minutes per side for bell pepper. Transfer to work surface. Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper; grill until charred and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place shrimp in bowl with orzo. Chop zucchini and bell pepper; add to bowl with orzo. Add remaining vinaigrette, tomatoes, sliced basil, and mozzarella; toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover; chill.
  4. Garnish with basil sprigs and serve cold or at room temperature.

Meet Our July Employee of the Month

Shannon Weinstein - 

I started my fitness journey in the back of a Zumba class in Boston, 30 pounds heavier and always worried about what I looked like. I slowly crept my way to the front and got licensed to teach after encouragement from my instructors. Almost five years later I am licensed to teach multiple Zumba specialties (Aqua, Toning, Gold), BollyX and Strong by Zumba. I am also certified as a Group Fitness Instructor through ACE and AFAA and received my qualification for TRX. I always look forward to learning more and continuing my fitness journey. I recently celebrated my one year anniversary teaching at Core Club. I love working here because of the community of support. The members and staff want everyone to feel successful and that shows in the quality of people that the club attracts. I am proud to be part of the Core Club family.