Mr. Food: Orzo & Pea Salad

May 3, 2009 9:28:42 AM PDT
What a refreshing change from the "same old, same old" cold summer salads!

Rice-shaped orzo pasta teams with garden-fresh ingredients for the perfect go-along to grilling and picnic favorites!

10 to 12 servings

  • 8 ounces dry orzo pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups green peas, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar (original or roasted garlic)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, green peas, onion, parsley, basil, and mint.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the seasoned rice vinegar, olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper; whisk until well combined. Add to the pasta mixture and toss gently until well combined. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to chill.

Recipe courtesy of Mizkan Americas

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