orzo pasta salad

meet my favorite pasta salad.  it's quick, it's easy, and most importantly it's really darn yummy.  i like to double the recipe (since this salad keeps well) and eat on for breakfast, lunch and dinner all week long.  it's great as a side dish or a light main course. 
what you need. 
1 lb orzo pasta, 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley, 7 oz olive tapenade, 1/2 c finely chopped sundried tomatoes, 1 clove minced garlic, the juice of one lemon, salt/pepper.

cook pasta according to package directions. once pasta is al dente, drain and rinse with cold water to immediately stop the cooking process. in a large bowl, mix the pasta, parsley, tapenade, sundried tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.  once mixed thoroughly, add salt/pepper to taste.

what's great about this salad is that you can add/subtract/substitute ingredients as you like.  some of my favorite additions: parmesan, green onions, basil, pine nuts and/or dried currents.  hope you enjoy.  happy thursday! {monica}

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I love orzo pasta and am always looking for new recipes for it.