Once you make this Perfect Orzo Salad, it will be on your rotation ALL THE TIME!! Orzo is tossed with sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and fresh herbs, then dressed with a tangy, lemony dressing. You will LOVE this!!!
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: orzo salad, salad, side dish
Author: Casey Rooney
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For the salad
18 ozjar sun dried tomatoes in oil(about 1/4 to 1/2 cup)
112ozjar kalamata olives, sliced
1/2cupbasil leaves, chopped
1/2cupmint leaves, chopped
parmesan cheese, to tasteoptional
For the dressing
1/4cupfresh lemon juice
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
salt to taste
Boil orzo according to package directions (usually about 9 minutes).
While the orzo is cooking, make the dressing. Whisk lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil and honey. Season with salt.
Drain orzo and allow to cool.
In a large bowl, toss orzo with the dressing**, sun dried tomatoes, olives, basil and mint.
Stir in some parmesan cheese, if you like!
Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
** Start by adding half of the dressing, toss and taste. Keep adding dressing until it's perfect! I usually use ALL of the dressing, but just use whatever suits your taste.