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favourite orzo salad

Posted By Helen Jackson On January 25, 2010 @ 11:48 pm In Ingredients,Pasta Recipes,Recipes | No Comments


  • 500g orzo
  • 1 tub red cherry tomatoes
  • 2 yellow capsicum
  • 1 telegraph cucumber
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 120mls extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Cook the orzo in a saucepan of boiling salted water for 7 minutes or until al dente.
Drain the pasta and place in a salad bowl. Dice the tomatoes, capsicum, olives and cucumber and add to the bowl along with capers, chives and basil.
Crush the garlic and mix in a mortar and pestle with the vinegar, oil and seasoning.
Dress the salad, mix and serve.




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