Mediterranean Orzo and Vegetable Salad With Dijon-Honey Dressing

Total Time
2hrs
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 0 mins

Plan ahead this needs to chill for a minimum of 2 hours before serving. Adjust all ingredients to taste. This salad should serve 3-4 people but can easily be doubled. This is delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water cook the orzo until JUST firm-tender, about 10 minutes (ADD IN the asparagus the last 2 minutes of cooking) drain the orzo and asparagus, rinse with very cold water, place in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. To make the dressing, using a food processor combine vinegar, Dijon, honey (or maple syrup) dill, chopped capers, fresh garlic and about 1 teaspoon black pepper; slowly add in oil while the machine is running until the mixture emulsifies.
  3. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Pour the dressing over the orzo and asparagus in the bowl; toss to coat.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 2 or more hours.
  6. Just before serving add in the halved cherry tomatoes, olives and pine nuts.