Homemade Creamy Orzo Pasta Salad
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Creamy Orzo Pasta Salad

This is a quick and easy recipe for creamy orzo pasta salad. Summer vegetables are combined with orzo pasta and creamy curried dressing is stirred in.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 5 Portions (as a side)
Calories: 227
Author: Julia

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • cup Orzo Pasta
  • 1 Italian Green Pepper
  • 2 Medium-Large Tomatoes
  • 1 Small Red Onion
  • 1 Garden Cucumber (7oz/200g)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Fresh Dill , optional

For the dressing:

Instructions

  • Cook the orzo pasta following the package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, cut the pepper, tomatoes, onion and cucumber into small pieces (it does not really matter what the pieces look like so don’t worry about your cutting technique). Throw these into a serving bowl, season with salt and pepper and stir well.
  • Prepare the dressing by mixing all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Add this into the serving bowl altogether with the cooked and well drained orzo pasta.
  • Stir everything around until well combined and the creamy dressing covers all the pasta and veggies. Sprinkle with finely chopped dill.
  • Serve as a side or light lunch meal.

Notes

  • Cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion – you can use any variety you like. For best results choose the freshest ingredients.
  • The cucumbers can be used peeled or unpeeled. If you decide to use unpeeled cucumbers, make sure to taste them to see if the skin is bitter or not. If it is, you should peel it, unless you are OK with it.
  • Fresh dill can be finely chopped and stirred into this salad or used as a garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Orzo Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 24.6%
Vitamin C 26.1%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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