Refreshing Orzo Salad Recipe

Refreshing Orzo Salad Recipe

Posted by Jordan Lee on

Are you tired of your same boring salad recipes? Well, I have good news for you! I am so excited to share one of my favorite salad recipes from The Food Nanny. This orzo salad recipe is so fresh, and delicious and it's easy to make! I hope you enjoy it! 

Fresh orzo, chicken and arugula salad on RP gold rimmed dinner plate with two slices of a baguette
Close up image of Fresh orzo, chicken and arugula salad on RP gold rimmed dinner plate with gold salad fork next to it
Fresh orzo, chicken and arugula salad in white serving bowl with gold salad servers

 

Orzo Salad - Recipe From The Food Nanny
Ingredients
- Dressing -
3 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper 
 
- Sautéed 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
3/4 cup orzo pasta - cooked
  
 
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt, and fresh ground black pepper. Set aside
  2. Cook the Orzo according to package directions. Drain. Keep warm. Set aside
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve with warm Naan bread or french Baguette.

Fresh orzo, chicken and arugula salad in white serving bowl with gold salad servers in the background and orzo salad on plate in foreground 

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