Pasta Salad

Total Time
20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
0 mins

Not your typical pasta salad; it's better:D I got it from a coworker and I tweaked it at home. It came out so well I thought I would post it. Its popularity at work was due to adding dressing sparingly. Start with a quarter cup, then taste and adjust if you think it's necessary. I've included instructions for a low-fat Italian dressing that I made with an envelope of Good Seasons Italian dressing mix. If you're not concerned about your fat intake, you can follow package directions (or use your favorite Italian dressing). I was able to make this in 20 minutes by cutting veggies while orzo was cooking and served it as a one dish meal. A good pot luck dish too (can be doubled easily).

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Cook orzo in 2 quarts water for 8-10 minutes or according to package directions and drain.
  2. Add other ingredients up to Italian dressing mix and toss gently with a large spoon.
  3. Combine the vinegar with 3 tablespoons water. Add Italian dressing mix and shake well. Add oil and rest of water and shake well. Measure out a quarter cup, pour over salad and toss gently.
  4. Taste and add more dressing (a little at a time) if desired. Can be served immediately, at room temperature or chilled.