Saturday, February 8, 2014

Tomato Orzo Salad

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.


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  1. I found this recipe on the Show Stopper Saturday link party and it looks so good. I LOVE orzo but have a hard time coming up with ways to use it. Thanks for posting this. The timing is perfect because the featured ingredient for today's Future Expat Required Ingredient Recipe Link Party is pasta. I hope you'll come add your recipe, and your other favorite pasta recipes, to the party.

  2. This looks pretty delicious! I will have to try it and see if I can convince my family to eat it :)

  3. This looks so yummy and fresh didn't know anything about orzo and by the looks of it I would think it was rice.

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