Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Watercress, Apple and Zucchini Orzo Salad Recipe

Jun 13, 2015

Watercress, Apple and Zucchini Orzo Salad Recipe

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A fresh and delicious summer salad! Perfect side for some grilled chicken or steak!


A fresh and delicious summer salad! Perfect side for some grilled chicken or steak! Watercress, Apple and Zucchini Orzo Salad from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

 
Now that it's hot outside, we've been having salads alot at our house lately. Lettuce salads, pasta salads, potato salads, we've done them all! Orzo just happens to be a favorite of mine right now, and we got some watercress in our Bountiful Basket last week, so that's how this salad was created!


I've never tried watercress before. It has a bite to it, but I really loved the flavor when combined with all these ingredients. If you don't have access to watercress, this salad would also be great with baby spinach. It's fresh, filling and great as it is for lunch, or as a side for dinner. This recipe is also approved from my eight year old daughter!

The zucchini, apple and green onion came in our basket as well. We added the France basket to our conventional basket last week, and the variety was amazing! This program continues to exceed my expectations and I love having it available in our area. You can visit their website here to see if there's a location near you!

Have you tried watercress before? Thoughts?


Watercress, Apple and Zucchini Orzo Salad
by Sheena

Ingredients (4 side servings)
  • 1 cup watercress
  • 1/2 cup apple, sliced
  • 1 cup zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup cooked orzo, cooled
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinaigrette
  • black pepper, as needed
Instructions
Combine watercress, apple, zucchini, orzo, green onions and strawberries in a bowl. Toss with vinaigrette. Serve immediately.
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A fresh and delicious summer salad! Perfect side for some grilled chicken or steak! Watercress, Apple and Zucchini Orzo Salad from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

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A fresh and delicious summer salad! Perfect side for some grilled chicken or steak! Watercress, Apple and Zucchini Orzo Salad from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

This recipe is shared at: The Better Baker,

5 comments:

  1. What a refreshing looking meal! I don't use watercress often and now I want to give this a try so I can remember what it tastes like!

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  2. This salad looks perfect for this heat we are already having here in Oregon. Pinning for later!

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  3. I love watercress. I can just imagine how well it goes with the sweet apple and zucchini.

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  4. Orzo just doesn't get enough pasta salad creed if you ask me. It is so perfect and light for summer salads. I love that you paired it with watercress, apples, and zucchini- so light and fresh! :)

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  5. Hi Sheena, I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: Pasta over at Carole's Chatter to add this to the recipe collection! Cheers!

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