Orzo Garden Salad

Orzo Garden Salad

This sensational salad recipe can be made in 20 minutes or less for a great lunch or dinner.

Ingredients (serves 4 people)

  • 1 cup dry orzo pasta
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan, grated (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

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  1. Cook orzo according to package instructions.

  2. While orzo cooks, boil about 1” of water in a medium saucepan. Add in vegetables (except tomato) and cover with a lid. Reduce heat and simmer for about 3 minutes or until tender.

  3. Drain and rinse vegetables under cold water. Do the same with the orzo.

  4. Combine vegetables, including tomatoes, basil and oregano with orzo in a large bowl. Mix well.

  5. In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar and Parmesan. Pour dressing over mixed salad.

  6. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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