Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | Slimming World

There was much debate over what we should name this dish, and we settled on Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad! Orzo is not rice, but pasta & it makes the perfect Slimming World friendly snack.

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | Slimming World

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This Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad is seriously loaded with speed food. We’ve got tomatoes, onions, green and red peppers in there.

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | Slimming World

You could, of course, add whatever you like, just make sure to put lots of whatever you chose! You can never, ever have too much speed food.

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | Slimming World

I love it when the weather begins to change and eating salad becomes an everyday occurrence. I don’t know about you, but I find staying “on plan” so much easier too.

The only problem with Slimming World salads is keeping them interesting.

There are only so many ways that you can dress iceberg lettuce. I find it easier to pair leaves with pasta salads such as this Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad.

What is Orzo Pasta? – Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad

Orzo pasta looks like rice but isn’t. It’s not usually this yellow either, that’s due to the way that we’ve cooked it.

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | Slimming World

As we debated what to call this, Michael came up with “Pasta that looks like rice but is actually pasta with some healthy stuff in it!”.

You can get Orzo pasta from your local supermarket along with other kinds of pasta.

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How do you make this Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad?

This Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad is pretty damn easy to make. We’re not fans of over complicated recipes, we like clear & concise steps.

Step 1

Place the Orzo in a decent sized pan, then add the turmeric.

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | Slimming World

Step 2

Cover with plenty of boiling, salted water, stir and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer until cooked. Cook the Orzo, according to the pack instructions usually around 8 to 10 minutes.

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | Slimming World

Step 3

Meanwhile make the dressing by mixing the red wine vinegar, oregano, lemon juice, Pickled veg juice, water and seasoning together well. Set aside.

Step 4

Finely chop the onion, peppers, parsley and cut the tomatoes in half

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | Slimming World

Step 5

Remove the orzo from the heat, then plunge it into cold water to cool it down and stop it overcooking and clumping together. Drain it well.

Step 6

Tip all of the ingredients into a large bowl, check the seasoning and add some more salt and pepper if necessary.

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | Slimming World

Mix well and serve sprinkled with some more chopped fresh parsley.

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | Slimming World

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Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the Orzo in a decent sized pan, then add the turmeric. Cover with plenty of boiling, salted water, stir and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer until cooked
  2. Cook the Orzo, according to the pack instructions usually around 8 to 10 minutes
  3. Meanwhile make the dressing by mixing the red wine vinegar, oregano, lemon juice, Pickled veg juice, water and seasoning together well. Set aside
  4. Finely chop the onion, peppers, parsley and cut the tomatoes in half
  5. Remove the orzo from the heat, then plunge it into cold water to cool it down and stop it overcooking and clumping together. Drain it well
  6. Tip all of the ingredients into a large bowl, check the seasoning and add some more salt and pepper if necessary. Mix well and serve sprinkled with some more chopped fresh parsley

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22 Comments
    1. Hi Hilary
      We just use the pickling liquid from a jar of pickled veg or gherkins. The one we prefer to use is Melis Pickled Veg from Asda

    1. Hi Diane
      We just use the pickling liquid from a jar of pickled veg or gherkins. The one we use is Melis Pickled Veg from Asda

  1. I had been going to ask about the pickling liquid as well! Does it add a lot to the recipe? The only thing I have is pickled onions, would that do? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lynne
      Yes pickled onion liquid should be ok. We use it to bulk out the dressing rather than using olive oil (which is what is normally used in dressings)

    1. Hi Diane
      It’s become one of our favourites too! I think it’s much nicer than any shop bought orzo salad. We often have a tub in the fridge to snack on during the day

  2. I love the sound of this – really zingy, quick, fresh – a meal on its own for me with a side for my husband. Brilliant

  3. Made this for the first time tonight. Loved it. Never tasted Orzo before. Very colorful dish. Will definitely be on the weekly menu in this house. Thank you

    1. Hi Fran
      Orzo is widely available in supermarkets. It should be with the dried pasta shapes, fusilli, conchiglie, spaghetti, etc.

    1. Hi Carol!
      It will certainly keep for a couple of says in the fridge. Just pop it into a sealed container or a dish covered with cling film. This will stop it drying out. I’d suggest giving it a stir before serving to distribute the dressing evenly.

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