LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

Orzo is such a versatile little pasta.

Great in soups, casseroles and salads…

Perfect used in side dishes or as a main headliner.

Easy to cook and one little bag goes a long way.

LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD

4 side servings

4 cups cooked cooled orzo

1 tbsp olive oil

juice & zest from 1 lemon

2 green onions, sliced

2-3 mini cucumbers, chopped

2-4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

2-4 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Toss the olive oil with the orzo,

just enough to coat,

then add the rest of the ingredients

for a light and easy side dish

to accompany your back-of-the-boat barbecue creation.

Or add one of these options

to make this a main meal salad:

1. A small can of tuna packed in oil.

If using, add this directly to the cooked orzo

and omit adding the olive oil

2. Crumbled feta

3. Grilled chicken

Here are some of my other easy Orzo recipes:

Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup

Chicken Orzo Soup

…and one of my favourites

Drunken Lemon Orzo

that pairs amazingly well with Crab Cakes

…which reminds me, I have a tasty lamb and orzo recipe

that I’ll have to dig out and share with my Galley Peeps…

…at least this derails me from my salad train.

 

 

LEMONY MINTED ORZO PASTA SALAD
 
4 cups cooked cooled orzo 1 tbsp olive oil juice & zest from 1 lemon 2 green onions, sliced 2-3 mini cucumbers, chopped
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups cooked cooled orzo
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice & zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2-3 mini cucumbers, chopped
  • 2-4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2-4 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Toss the olive oil with the orzo, just enough to coat, then add the rest of the ingredients for a light and easy side dish to accompany your back-of-the-boat barbecue creation.

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