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Orzo Salad

Orzo Salad
Orzo Salad... We ate this salad a few years ago in Belmont Shore, Calif. We fell in love and made up our own recipe. Your gonna love this Orzo salad as a main dish or side. This is also a fun one to serve your friends for lunch. prep orzo orzo

Orzo Salad

  • Dressing:
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Pasta: 3/4 cup Orzo Pasta (cooked)
  • Sauteed Chicken:
  • 1 boneless/skinless Chicken breast (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • Other ingredients:
  • 3 Tablespoons shallot or red onion (chopped)
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 6 grape tomatoes cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or toasted almonds (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups baby Arugula
  1. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and fresh ground black pepper. Set aside
  2. Cook the Orzo according to package directions. Drain. Keep warm. Set aside
  3. Wipe off the chicken with a wet paper towel. Chop. Salute the chopped chicken in the olive oil and butter until cooked through about 4 min. Keep warm. Set aside.
  4. In a medium size bowl add: cooked orzo, onion,dill, parsley, tomatoes, cheese, and nuts if using. Mix in the warm chicken and arugula.. Toss with the dressing and serve immediately.
  5. Serve with warm Nann bread or french Baguette.
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