Orzo Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

I have been making this salad for quite a while, but with a different dressing.

Yesterday, I found a whole big bunch of cilantro in the fridge I needed to use before it went bad,

so I made a pesto like dressing for it instead.

It was a hit with the hubby and I like it too!


Orzo Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing



2 cups uncooked orzo

1/2 yellow pepper

1/2 green pepper

1/2 orange pepper

1 small zucchini

2 large celery ribs

1 small yellow squash

half a medium onion

Can of whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed




3 cups Cilantro

2 cloves garlic

1/2 cup lime juice

1/2 cup veg oil

1 jalapeno

Salt and pepper to taste

Put all in the blender and buzz it up til smooth


Bring a small pot of water to a boil, add the orzo and cook until done.

Strain and rinse with cold water. Put in a big bowl. Chop the vegetables and add to the bowl.

Add the corn. Stir together. Set aside. Make the Dressing. pour over salad and toss to combine.



Makes 16 cups


Serving Size – 1 cup – 145 calories