Returning home late one night, I needed something really fast to throw together for dinner. It had to something really simple and quick. I had already decided on an easy chicken recipe for the main course, but I still needed a side dish. I spotted the orzo in my pantry and grabbed that. I always have roasted peppers and olives on hand, so I decided to make a simple orzo salad.
I love recipes that don’t have a ton of ingredients or steps. I don’t believe that you have to have a million ingredients for something to taste good. Sometimes, the simplest dishes are the best. This only takes about 15 minutes total time to make, and it is a quick, healthy side dish that you can feel good about serving your family.
Here is what you will need. Whole-wheat orzo (if you can’t find whole-wheat, just use regular), roasted peppers, kalamata olives, 1 clove garlic, juice of 1/2 a small lemon, and 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
Cook orzo pasta in salted, boiling water until ‘al dente’. Drain and place into a heat resistant bowl. Add the juice of 1/2 a small lemon.
Next, add the olive oil.
Add in the roasted peppers, olives, and garlic.
Toss to combine. Then, transfer to a serving bowl. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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