Orzo Pasta Lunch Salad

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceStrongerTogether.coop
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time30 minutes

Description

Customize this salad by adding olives, feta cheese or cooked garbanzo beans! Keep fresh by storing in the refrigerator.  

Ingredients

1 clove
garlic (peeled)
1 cup
basil, fresh
5  
tomato, sun-dried (halves, roughly chopped)
3 tablespoons
red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons
olive oil
1 tablespoon
water
  pinch
salt
  pinch
black pepper
1/2 cup
orzo (dry)
1/2 cup
artichoke hearts (quartered)
1 cup
bell pepper, red (finely-diced)
2 cups
spinach (roughly-chopped)
3/4 pound
ham (cut into bite-sized pieces)
4 tablespoons
cheese, parmesan (shredded (optional))

Instructions

Cook the orzo according to package directions. Drain, chill and set aside.

In a blender or food processor, puree the dressing ingredients until smooth. Set aside.

To assemble the salads in the jars, pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of dressing and then layer a quarter of each of the ingredients into each of the four jars as follows: artichoke hearts, red peppers, spinach, ham, cooked orzo and Parmesan cheese. Place lids tightly onto the jars and refrigerate. Gently stir or shake together the ingredients just before eating.

Notes

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