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.

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Orzo Salad

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author The Food Nanny

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and fresh ground black pepper. Set aside
  • Cook the Orzo according to package directions. Drain. Keep warm. Set aside
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve with warm Nann bread or french Baguette.

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