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Orzo Salad

Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve spiced things up in the kitchen. However, I’m happy to report that this past weekend I got back in the saddle trying something new, an Orzo Salad.  I had actually never cooked orzo before and have no idea what I was waiting for!  It was really easy and even better, the results were a scrumptious hit.  This recipe can be served chilled and is officially my new go to Summer side dish.

orzo salad

Here’s the skinny on how I made it, although I must say I adapted a recipe I found online, based on my own taste buds and what I had in the crisper drawer.  I’d encourage you to do the same!

Summer Orzo Salad

1) Cook 1 cup of Orzo (found in the grocery store next to the regular pasta) according to package instructions.  Rinse in cold water and place in serving dish.
2) Add 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion, 1/2 pepper (I had an orange one on hand), 2 cups of thawed frozen corn, 1 cup grape tomatoes, and 2 tbsp. of minced parsley and basil.  Toss together.
3) In a sealed container shake together 3 tbsp. olive oil, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Then toss to coat.
4) Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve chilled.

orzo salad

So, who’s with me and enjoying summer’s great foods!?

Megan Yarmuth

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