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Recipe of the Month – Orzo Pasta Salad

Recipe of the Month – Orzo Pasta Salad

15 Apr 2021
 

Serves 4

Something a little bit different this month, Orzo Pasta Salad. This is a favourite of Millie’s and is a great accompaniment to any barbeque and she tells us goes particularly well with the Merguez sausages.

This very simple four steprecipe(!) is super quick, super tasty and a real crowd pleaser. To save time, instead of making the dressing, five tablespoons of French dressing will work just as well.

Using the rape seed oil rather than other heavier vegetable oils keeps the salad light and refreshing.

Ingredients

150g Orzo Pastacooked in boiling water for 6 minutes

1 medium red pepper de-seeded and finely chopped

1 medium red onion finely chopped

75g sundried tomatoes cut in half (drained)

10g finely chopped chives

 

For the dressing:

3 tblsp Hillfarm rape seed oil

1.5 tblsp white wine vinegar

10 turns black pepper

4 turns salt

0.5 tblsp Runny Honey

A good pinch of dried oregano

Method

  1. Make the dressing first by adding all the dressing ingredients into a jar and giving it a good shake (5 tablespoons of french dressing can be used as an alternative)
  2. Cook the orzo pasta for 5-6 minutes in boiling water. Drain in sieve and rinse briefly with cold water.
  3. Mix the dressing into the drained pasta. Add the prepared onions, sun dried tomatoes and peppers. Add most of the chives, saving some to sprinkle on top. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Place in serving dish and top with remaining chives