Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Orzo pasta salad

This is Kevin creation is a light delicious pasta salad for the summer.  We don't normally use measurements when we make this, because Kevin doesn't cook that way, so the ones below are a best guess.  Normally if there aren't enough veggies we just add some more.  You can really put in whatever summer veggies you love.  The last time we made it we threw in some fresh corn and it was delicious.  This is good with the grilled ratatouille recipe I posted earlier.

1 box orzo
1 red pepper - chopped
1 cucumber - chopped
1 medium tomato - chopped
1 ear of corn - taken off the cob
1/4 cup kalamata olives - chop after measuring, we have used green olives as well but I prefer kalamata
2 stalks asparagus - chopped - when in season
1-2 TBS of olive oil
1-2 TBS of balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

1.  Cook the past according to box directions, drain, and cool with cold water.
2.  Mix pasta with all of the veggies, add 1 TBS olive oil and balsamic to start and add more if needed
3. Salt n pepper to taste

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