Summer Orzo Salad

The recipe Summer Orzo Salad can be made in around 25 minutes. This recipe serves 6 and costs $1.64 per serving. One portion of this dish contains around 15g of protein, 27g of fat, and a total of 452 calories. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for The Fourth Of July. This recipe from The Messy Baker Blog requires green beans, cherry tomatoes, red wine vinegar, and honey. 130 people were glad they tried this recipe. It works well as a salad. Overall, this recipe earns a tremendous spoonacular score of 83%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Summer Orzo Salad, Summer Orzo Salad, and Summer Orzo Salad.

Servings: 6

Preparation duration: 15 minutes

Cooking duration: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup diced seedless cucumber

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

1/2 cup fresh basil, torn

1 clove garlic (or 1 teaspoon garlic paste), minced

2 cups green beans, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

1 (8-ounce) package mozzarella, cut into small chunks

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup diced red, yellow, or orange peppers

8 ounces dry orzo

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

Equipment:

pot

slotted spoon

tongs

paper towels

whisk

bowl

Cooking instruction summary:

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Once the water comes to a boil, stir in a handful of kosher salt. Add the orzo to the pot and stir.Prepare an ice bath. Set aside.Add the green beans to the pot with the orzo. Cook for 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the green beans to the ice bath to stop the cooking process. Remove the green beans from the ice bath and pat dry with a paper towel.Finish cooking the orzo until it's al dente. Strain the pasta and rinse with cold water.Add the strained pasta to a large bowl. Stir in the green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and mozzarella.Vinaigrette:In a small bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic, honey, salt, and pepper. Continue to whisk as you slowly stream in the olive oil. Pour the mixture over the pasta. Stir to combine.Place the pasta in an airtight container and allow it to rest in the refrigerator overnight.Mix in the torn basil right before serving. 

 

Step by step:


1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Once the water comes to a boil, stir in a handful of kosher salt.

2. Add the orzo to the pot and stir.Prepare an ice bath. Set aside.

3. Add the green beans to the pot with the orzo. Cook for 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the green beans to the ice bath to stop the cooking process.

4. Remove the green beans from the ice bath and pat dry with a paper towel.Finish cooking the orzo until it's al dente. Strain the pasta and rinse with cold water.

5. Add the strained pasta to a large bowl. Stir in the green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and mozzarella.Vinaigrette:In a small bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic, honey, salt, and pepper. Continue to whisk as you slowly stream in the olive oil.

6. Pour the mixture over the pasta. Stir to combine.

7. Place the pasta in an airtight container and allow it to rest in the refrigerator overnight.

8. Mix in the torn basil right before serving. 


Nutrition Information:

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451k Calories
14g Protein
27g Total Fat
37g Carbs
20% Health Score
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Calories
451k
23%

Fat
27g
42%

  Saturated Fat
7g
47%

Carbohydrates
37g
12%

  Sugar
6g
8%

Cholesterol
29mg
10%

Sodium
353mg
15%

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Protein
14g
29%

Selenium
31µg
44%

Vitamin C
27mg
34%

Manganese
0.55mg
28%

Vitamin K
28µg
27%

Phosphorus
238mg
24%

Vitamin A
1141IU
23%

Calcium
226mg
23%

Vitamin E
3mg
21%

Vitamin B12
0.86µg
14%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Fiber
2g
12%

Magnesium
46mg
12%

Vitamin B2
0.19mg
11%

Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10%

Copper
0.19mg
9%

Potassium
322mg
9%

Iron
1mg
9%

Folate
35µg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.1mg
7%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.44mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.15µg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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