Orzo Salad

"Packed with flavor! All this salad needs is some good crusty bread to make it a complete summer meal. Also good without the tuna but then use less lemon juice. Fridge time not included."
 
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photo by FrenchBunny photo by FrenchBunny
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
16
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cook orzo al dente according to packet directions.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water, drain again then transfer to a bowl.
  • Add all the salad ingredients except for the tuna and eggs.
  • In a jar mix all the dressing ingredients and shake well, pour half of the dressing over the salad and mix together.
  • Cover and place in the fridge so the flavors can develop, for at least one hour.
  • Before serving add the rest of the dressing and the tuna, toss and garnish with the eggs.
  • Alternatively serve the rest of the dressing in a small jug on the side.

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Reviews

  1. LaurelAnn
    We loved this salad! Great in the summer - very light and refreshing on a hot day. Loved the tuna and egg in the salad as well - everything in one dish! I did add fresh basil, shredded carrots, and grated parmesan cheese.
     
  2. FrenchBunny
    This salad was absolutely delicious. I had cut the recipe in half since there was only 2 of us and it still made for a lot of salad. I went with the parsley and fresh basil mix and I thought it added to the flavor very nicely. I chose the green onions over the red. I had mixed some of the dressing in with the tuna and placed the tuna in the middle of the salad instead of mixing it all together and went with the eggs on the side. The flavors were really yummy and it all went so well together and so filling. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing your recipe Pets'R'us.
     
  3. BettyBoop330
    My whole family loved this recipe. My daughter, who doesn't like garbanzos, carefully picked them out, and was crazy about the result. I think that any beans would be fine - I will try white beans next time. I left out the olives - didn't have any. Still delicious.
     
  4. chia2160
    this is a great lunch that transports easily for brown baggers. i prepared the orzo and eggs the night before and mixed the salad in the morning. i love the ingredients together, especially the tuna feta and olives. i even threw in some anchovies. very tasty!
     
  5. Trisha W
    What a delightful salad to go with our chicken tonight. I did not use the tuna or basil - but believe the basil would have been good. I will also add some more tomato into the left overs as I really liked that flavor and my plants are producing plenty of those little cherry tomatoes. The olives and lemon juice gave it a definate tang. Don't leave out the hard boiled eggs - they were very good with it.
     
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