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    Zucchini and Orzo Salad

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    30 mins

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    15 mins

    ellie_'s Note:

    Recipe source:Bon Appetit July 1986)

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    1. 1
      Place zucchini in colander and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt, toss and let drain for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice. Squeeze dry and transfer to a large bowl, fluffing to seperate strands of zucchini.
    2. 2
      In a food processor mix together the basil and olive oil for 1 minute and then drop garlic through the feed tube and blend until smooth. Add to zucchini.
    3. 3
      In a saucepan bring chicken broth to a boil. Stir in 1 tablespoon salt and orzo and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender, stirring occasionally (10 minutes). Drain. Add to zucchini, toss. Cool to room temperature.
    4. 4
      Before serving add lemon juice and pepper. Garnish with basil sprigs and olives, toss.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 12, 2010


      We really enjoyed this. My DS asked for more. His first plate was half the salad. But he skipped the olives. I enjoyed the olives with this. I had frozen zucchini that I shredded fresh from the garden this past summer. I didn`t salt it because when you defrost it it loses most of the water with a squeeze. I also didn`t add salt to the water. High blood pressure so we need to control the intake. I find lemon help in the replacement of salt as the olives have a high content of it. I did use a very rich long cooked turkey broth, yes salt free. I do agree with Boomette the recipe does call for a large amount. Five stars the way I made it. Do give this a try. Thanks ellie!

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    • on August 04, 2007


      I wish I would have liked it even more. I found it too salty. And I didn't add the salt with the orzo. Maybe it was my chicken broth that was too salty. I suggest to use low-sodium chicken broth.

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    Nutritional Facts for Zucchini and Orzo Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (464 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 551.5
    Calories from Fat 214
    Total Fat 23.7 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3557.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 66.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
    Sugars 4.8 g
    Protein 19.0 g

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