Best  Orzo Pasta Salad

Fresh salad, perfect for the summer!

What is orzo? Orzo is a type of pasta that looks like a large grain of rice. It is  also called risoni. This pasta is usually made out of semolina, which is  a type of flour made out of durum wheat.


Capers Parsley Almonds Caramelized red onions *All dressed in a vinaigrette made with olive oil and lemon juice.

Step 1. Cook the onions. Heat the oil and butter in a nonstick pan. Cook the onions slowly, making sure they don’t burn.

Step 2. Cook the pasta. In the meantime, cook the orzo pasta according to the package. I cooked my orzo in boiling salted water for 5 minutes.

Step 3. Make the dressing. In a small bowl/jar, whisk together oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Taste and correct the salt according to your taste.

Step 4. Assemble the salad. Place pasta, caramelized onions, chopped parsley, basil, capers, and half the almonds in a large bowl.

Add the dressing and toss the salad gently. Make sure the dressing coats all ingredients. Sprinkle the rest of the almonds over the salad and serve.

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