Orzo and Black Bean Salsa Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A southwestern pasta salad that is really easy to throw together. Orignially from the Veggie Life Summer '03 magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse well.
  3. Combine all ingredients.
  4. Toss to mix well.
Most Helpful

We liked this a lot. I used a mixture of orzo and rotini for the pasta because I realised too late that I didn't have the full box of orzo that I thought I did. I left out the cilantro but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I would definitely recommend using a thinner salsa for this to get good coverage. I used a very chunky salsa and it didn't get dispersed very well through the salad. Or maybe use some taco sauce instead or a combination of both. I really liked the taste and it was very easy to throw together. It was also large enough that the two of us could eat it as a meal and still have some leftovers for lunch today. Thanks for posting!

ksduffster June 08, 2007

This is a tasty salad (or side dish) that is very easy to put together. I also brought it for my lunch and it was very satisfying. Thanks for posting this. Made for ZWT5.

JackieOhNo! May 21, 2009

This is a very good salad. I used mild salsa, red bell pepper, no cilantro (didn't have), green onions. Thanks Meg. Made for Alphabet tag game

Boomette October 27, 2008