Orzo and Zucchini Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Orzo and Zucchini Salad Recipe
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Orzo and Zucchini Salad

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"This fresh-tasting, make-ahead side dish was created with casual outdoor dining in mind. Best at room temperature."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and spread onto a rimmed baking sheet to cool completely.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir zucchini and garlic in the hot oil until slightly tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix orzo, zucchini mixture, basil, vinegar, and remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate to blend flavors, 1 hour to 1 day. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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Jun 19, 2013

We liked this. Light, fresh flavors, and unusually delicious served at room temperature. I adjusted the amounts of oil and vinegar, however, to the 3:1 ratio I prefer. I also added some sliced black olives, basically because I had some leftover in the fridge after making a pizza but it was actually a very nice addition. Also, to make this more carb-friendly, I doubled the amount of zucchini. Wouldn’t hesitate to make this again…and I probably will.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 106 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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