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Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad

  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 206
  • Carbs 43G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 200 g orzo
  • 14 cherry tomatoes we used a selection pack with 4 different types
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/4 red pepper
  • 1/4 green pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp pickled vegetable juice the pickling liquid from a jar of pickles
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp water

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 from 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.