Tomato Orzo Salad
My Sister in law gave me this recipe and it has become a favorite. Anyone who has had it has instantly asked for the recipe. I made it for work and received rave reviews. It is light, easy and delicious. The funny thing is that everyone thinks the Orzo pasta is rice. The first time I made this everyone kept asking "how did you make the rice".
1 Box of Orzo pasta
1 container of cherry tomatoes
1 red onion
1 16 oz bag of frozen corn
1 tsp of salt
1 cup olive oil
1/2 apple cider vinegar
1 tsp of cayenne pepper *(to taste)
Basil - 6-7 leaves
For the dressing- In a separate bowl whisk together salt, pepper, cayenne, oil and vinegar.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan - Cook the corn and let it brown a little *(about 7-8 minutes)
Once corn is cooked set aside to cool
Cook the orzo per the instructions on the box
Dice your red onion
Cut your cherry tomatoes in half
Slice the basil
Once pasta is cooked toss in a bowl with onion, tomatoes, corn and basil. Mix together and then pour on dressing. Stir well.
The salad can be eaten either cold or hot. The first time I had it the salad was warm and that started my obsession. I am trying to take my own food pictures so hopefully this looks as delicious as it tastes.