Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Orzo Salad

I found this recipe at Carrie's blog, With All that I've Been Given. She graciously gave me the okay to share it with you here. This salad is light and delicious, and is wonderful all on its own as well as an accompaniment to any meal.

Orzo, in case you aren't familiar with it, is a small rice-shaped pasta.

4 c. chicken broth
1 1/2 c. orzo
1/3 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 c. diced Roma tomato
1/4 c. diced red onion
1 tsp. dried basil
salt and pepper
red wine vinaigrette (recipe below)

Bring broth to a boil in a covered saucepan. Cook for 8-9 minutes until orzo is tender. Drain and cool. Toss the orzo with remaining ingredients.

red wine vinaigrette:

1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1/8 c. lemon juice
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 c. olive oil

Mix ingredients well using a whisk or blender.

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