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Orzo Insalata Estivo | Summer Orzo Salad

Orzo is a pasta shaped like a grain of rice and is an extremely versatile pasta to cook. It is often added to soups to Italy. As much as I enjoy eating Orzo hot, it is especially tasty mixed in with different vegetables to create a cold salad like this Orzo Insalata Estivo, Summer Orzo Salad. It is the perfect dish on a warm day. Be sure to serve a chilled glass of Madrevite Cosa Gamay with this refreshing and satisfying salad.

Receipt Date: September 14, 2020
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

See ingredients, directions and pairings.

Ingredients

1/2 pound Orzo

1 Cucumber, peeled, quartered, and cubed

1/2 pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved

3 Green Onions, sliced, white part only

1/4 cup Fontina Cheese or Violife Plant-Based Feta Cheese, cut into cubes

4 tablespoons EVOO

3 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar

Pinch of Sea Salt to taste

Freshly Cracked Pepper to taste

Handful of Italian Parsley, chopped

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a pinch of sea salt and the Orzo, cook until al dente as directed. In the meantime, add the cucumber, tomatoes, onions, cheese, and parsley to a large bowl, toss gently to combine. When Orzo is al dente, drain in a colander and rinse with cold water. Add Orzo into the bowl along with the EVOO and red wine vinegar. Toss until well mixed. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Amy’s Favorite Pairing

Madrevite-COSA D.O.C TRASIMENO GAMAY

$77.00 750 ml

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