Orzo and Zucchini Salad

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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1 h 30 m servings 236 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.6g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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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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 ...

Made this as directed for a family get-together. It was delicious and everyone loved it. Had a little bit left over, so the next day, I added a chopped tomato and half an avocado and a little ...

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