Monday, August 26, 2013

Orzo Salad

Orzo is a rice shaped pasta which takes very less time to cook and its perfect on  a hot summery day to eat it with fresh summer vegetables and drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar and you have perfect plate of salad. Possibilities are endless as what goes in to this salad. Add your favorite vegetables, cooked chicken or any other protein, fresh or dried herbs or even your favorite dressing home made or store brought. I add it what I had it at that time but still it was so filling and light salad.


1 packet orzo ( 7 oz.)
3 shallots chopped
1 red capsicum chopped
1 red tomato chopped or you can use cheery tomatoes
half green capsicum chopped
1 cucumber chopped
1/4 cup cooked chickpeas
Few black olives
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup EVOO (Extra virgin olive oil)
as per taste balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
as per taste fresh or dried basil, parsley


Cook orzo as per package instruction. Mostly it will take only 7 minutes to cook.
Once cook drain it and spread it in big bowl so it come to room temperature.
Mean time cut all the vegetables and mix it in one bowl.
Once orzo is cool, add those vegetables and nuts and chick peas.
Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar , salt , pepper , herbs and mix it.
Check for the seasoning. You can add lime juice along with it too.

Serve it at room temperature along with fresh juice. I had it mine on hot day with cold mango lassi.

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  1. Wow, this looks all colourful and yummy!!

  2. thnx fr ths one... i was wondering wat to do with ths one.. i got one wen i bot my favorite penne

  3. Never heard of orzo but sure the salad in inviting with plenty of veges inside.

  4. Delightful salad Linsy, thanks so much for bringing it over to my party :) You rock!!

  5. this sounds great. seems healthy too. :)

  6. Never tried orzo, but by the way it looks, am sure going to love it !

  7. Never used orzo in my kitchen... Would love to try this one out!!! Super like...

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  8. Delicious orzo salad I love it.

  9. Lovely salad.... Thanks for stopping at my space... U have a lovely blog.. I am ur new follower... Will be glad if u follow me back..

  10. thanks for visiting my space, you have wonderful blog and above recipe sounds yummy...

  11. Looks yummy and healthy.. Great recipe Linsy.. Wish I could have that plate with mango lassi too :-)

  12. pasta and salad combination are my favourite. Looks just yummy.

  13. Heathy salad, comforting too.

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  14. Looks very tempting!! Must have tasted good too!!

  15. ahh its me and my hubby fav picnic salad. great clicks looks tempting

  16. Again I learnt a new dish from you...lovely & thanks for linking it

  17. This pasta is new to me.. Salad looks awesome & inviting !

  18. Interesting salad. Never used orzo before. Looks lovely. Need to try :)

  19. Love the blend of flavors here. Thanks for sharing with NCR. The roundup will be posted shortly, in the next day or so.


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