Preparation time: Prep: 25 min.
Cooking time: Chill: 4 to 24 hr.
Serves: Makes 8 servings.
â€¢ 1 cup dried orzo (rosamarina) pasta
â€¢ 1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped
â€¢ 1/2 cup chopped red sweet pepper
â€¢ 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
â€¢ 1/4 cup olive oil
â€¢ 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
â€¢ 1 Tbsp. honey
â€¢ 1 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel
â€¢ 1/2 tsp. salt
â€¢ 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
â€¢ 1/4 cup snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1. Cook orzo according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
2. In a large bowl combine orzo, cucumber, sweet pepper, and red onion. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey, lemon peel, salt, and black pepper; add to orzo mixture. Stir gently to combine. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
3. Just before serving, stir in parsley.