Thursday, July 12, 2012

Inspired by jAne


In this post, I asked what you'd been cooking. jAne mentioned a pasta salad of sorts made with orzo. It sounded delicious, and didn't threaten to heat up the kitchen, so I made my own version. 

I cooked a pound of orzo pasta, and then doused it with ice water to stop the cooking, just as jAne suggested. To the pasta I added sliced black olives, minced garlic,  olive  oil, and balsamic vinegar. From there, the entire mess went into the refrigerator. For the next several days at lunch time I measured  out one cup of orzo, and to it I added diced sweet peppers, cucumbers, halved cherry tomatoes, and sliced baby Bella mushrooms to make a BIG heaping plate of food. I sprinkled a little more balsamic vinegar on everything just before serving, and topped it with Jane's Krazy Salt. Very appropriate, dontcha think? ;-)



4 comments:

jAne said...

Jane's Crazy Salt. hm. are you implying i'm crazy?! ;o)

looks GOOD. freezes well too. i have 2 quart size bags in the deep freeze. taking one out for dinner tomorrow to go along with grilled salmon. mmm.

Mrs.Rabe said...

That sounds delicious, though I might leave off the mushrooms and add avocado instead!

Terri said...

Looks delicious!

Margo said...

that's a good idea - instead of making the entire pasta salad right off the bat. I like it. I've never used Jane's Crazy Salt. . . .maybe I should try it.

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