Farmers Market Orzo Salad

“Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses such as mozzarella, feta or smoked Gouda.” —Heather Dezzutto, Raleigh, North Carolina

Farmers Market Orzo SaladPhoto: Taste of Home
Farmers Market Orzo Salad
Farmers Market Orzo Salad
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8servings 25minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 25minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Cook orzo according to package directions; drain. Brush yellow squash, zucchini and onion with 2 tablespoons oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Grill vegetables, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 10-12 minutes or until lightly charred and tender, turning once. Cool slightly. Cut into 1-in. pieces.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice and remaining oil until blended. In a large bowl, combine orzo, grilled vegetables, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and remaining salt and pepper. Add dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 291 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fibre), 9g protein.