Vegetable Orzo Salad

Category, , DifficultyBeginner
Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins
Vinaigrette
 1 tbsp dijon mustard
 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 salt & pepper
Orzo Salad
 1 ½ cups orzo
 ½ spanish onion, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 4 ears of fresh corn, cooked with the kernels removed
 1 red bell pepper, diced
 1 medium zucchini, seeded & diced
 ½ cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
 salt & pepper
1

Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Salt generously and cook orzo according to package. Drain, drizzle with EVOO and allow to fully cool.

2

In a large pan, add 2 tbsp Oliva! Spicy Calabrian Pesto Olive Oil. Sauté the onions and garlic for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the diced peppers, zucchini and corn. Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes until tender. Remove from the heat and set aside to fully cool.

3

Once the orzo and sautéed veggies have cooled to at least room temperature, combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the parsley and halved cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

4

Drizzle the vinaigrette over the orzo salad and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately & enjoy!

Ingredients

Vinaigrette
 1 tbsp dijon mustard
 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 salt & pepper
Orzo Salad
 1 ½ cups orzo
 ½ spanish onion, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 4 ears of fresh corn, cooked with the kernels removed
 1 red bell pepper, diced
 1 medium zucchini, seeded & diced
 ½ cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
 salt & pepper

Directions

1

Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Salt generously and cook orzo according to package. Drain, drizzle with EVOO and allow to fully cool.

2

In a large pan, add 2 tbsp Oliva! Spicy Calabrian Pesto Olive Oil. Sauté the onions and garlic for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the diced peppers, zucchini and corn. Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes until tender. Remove from the heat and set aside to fully cool.

3

Once the orzo and sautéed veggies have cooled to at least room temperature, combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the parsley and halved cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

4

Drizzle the vinaigrette over the orzo salad and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately & enjoy!

Vegetable Orzo Salad

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