Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Kalamata and Bell Pepper Orzo Salad Recipe

Mar 24, 2014

Kalamata and Bell Pepper Orzo Salad Recipe

It's Monday again. How do the weekends go by so fast?

We stayed at home most of the weekend and took it easy. My daughter watched frozen and Honey Boo-Boo a hundred times. I now have them mostly memorized lol. We had a huge Sunday dinner yesterday. Roasted chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and asparagus! Love those good comfort food meals and can't wait to eat the leftovers for dinner tonight!



 

Today's recipe is for a light and fresh salad. Kalamata and Bell Pepper Orzo Salad! I really like these ingredients, especially the olives. They add a perfect touch of saltiness. The peppers have wonderful flavor from being sauteed and orzo? Orzo is wonderful and this salad wouldn't be the same without it. One of my favorites! Enjoy!

Kalamata and Bell Pepper Orzo Salad (click here to print recipe)

What you need:
1/2 pound orzo
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup green pepper, diced
3/4 cup red pepper, diced
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1/3 cup kalamata olives, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper, as needed

Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse. 

Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a medium sized skillet, over medium heat. Saute garlic, green and red peppers for about 5-7 minutes, until peppers are softened. 

Put orzo back into the saucepan you cooked it in. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, peppers mixture, parsley, olives, lemon juice, salt and pepper and warm for 2 minutes over medium heat, stirring to combine. Remove from heat and serve!

Recipe Source: Cooking Planit

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