Chicken Orzo Salad Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: May 7, 2010
I think this would be just wonderful as written but since I use "real" mayonnaise, I cut back on both that and the olive oil by 1/2. Additionally (and rather than OJ), I quartered 4 naval oranges, cut 3-1/2 of them into pieces and squeezed the juice from the remaining half in the dressing. I used red wine vinegar, but possibly should have used balsamic.I didn't serve on lettuce leaves (no one ever seems to eat them); rather, I tore up 6 pieces of Romaine and, using my blender, incorporated them into the mayonnaise/oil dressing). I didn't see any reason for the orzo (IMO, it neither enhanced nor detracted from the salad) so next time I'll just leave it out. I didn't see any reason for the orange zest, either (rarely do) so I just left that out this time. I didn't have them so I didn't include the cashews. But since I can see how those could definitely "enhance" I'll be sure to have them on hand next time. I had the grapes and they were delightful, but (when they're not in season) I can see how raisins or prunes can be substituted). I can only imagine how adding scallion tops and/or chives could further enhance this salad.
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Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2007
This salad isn't bad but it needs something--don't know what. I did cut way back on the mayo as suggested. Since my husband liked it I'll try again with some changes.
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Reviewed: Apr. 28, 2004
As is, this recipe is barely servable. The citrus dressing is completely overpowered by all the mayonnaise. All I could taste was mayonnaise and oil. Not a good combination. This recipe does have possibilities but definitely cut way back on those two ingredients. Everything else is so flavorful, why add so many bland ingredients to it?
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Reviewed: Jul. 25, 2003
This is a fabulous, easy and refreshing recipe. It is perfect for a summer meal! I did reduce the amount of mayonnaise suggested, and I found it better to let everyone add the cashews individually as they were served--that way the cashews don't get soggy IF there is any salad leftover.
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