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.
This Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad is seriously loaded with speed food. We’ve got tomatoes, onions, green and red peppers in there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Cook the Orzo, according to the pack instructions usually around 8 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile make the dressing by mixing the red wine vinegar, oregano, lemon juice, Pickled veg juice, water and seasoning together well. Set aside.
Finely chop the onion, peppers, parsley and cut the tomatoes in half
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.
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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