Herb Vegetable Orzo Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
I've made this salad more times than I can count. Usually I make it for a pot luck or company as it is too much for just me. It is so delicious and always a favorite of everyone.
I've been making this for years. Love to add extra to make it a complete meal...feta or goat cheese, blanched asparagus, avocado, chilled shrimp. I also use fig balsamic vinegar for a little extra flavor. Yum!!
I omitted the olives and used fresh corn, absolutely delicious! So easy to change up with whatever you have on hand.
I agree with others that this is VERY fresh tasting. I only made a few minor changes: cut the recipe in half for just my husband and I (and there were SOOO many leftovers still), cut the cherry tomatoes in half, used sliced black olives out of the can (because I already had them leftover in the fridge), and used dry basil and parsley. I also added a bit of garlic powder. I do think this is good, but I wanted just a slightly stronger taste of balsamic. Just slightly. I also think there could be a bit more salt (next time I may try garlic salt). Overall, a great summertime salad that I'll make again with a few modifications.
Good recipe, but I think it lacked a little flavor. I subbed 1/2 tsp. of lemon pepper for the salt and pepper in the recipe. It wasn't enough, especially after chilling, so I added about half a tsp. more and shook in a little more salt. I used Greek Kalamata olives because they have a stronger flavor than the regular black olives in the can, white balsamic vinegar, and chopped red onion. The fresh basil gave it a nice fresh flavor. Maybe I'll add some fresh oregano next time since I grow it in my garden too. My husband liked this recipe and it was very welcome on a 100+ degree day.
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Awesome. Wouldn't change a thing.
Delish-it's a great side dish and a lovely cool main dish in hot weather.
This salad is delicious for the summer! I omit olives and use about 3 times the tomatoes called for. The salad comes out wonderful every time and is a great way to use up a bunch of tomatoes.
Great summer time salad. Light and refreshing. The dressing added a great flavor. wouldn't change a thing, make just as directed.