Thursday, August 7, 2008

Orzo Salad

When we were growing up, my mom would make pasta salads for us as a light dinner. She recently reminded me of the special ingredient in the dressing that I was leaving out. Horseradish. I made it again, using horseradish this time, and it made all the difference in the world. You can use any combination of vegetables you like in this.

Orzo Salad
Serves 4

1 cup orzo
1 cup corn
4 scallions, sliced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 T horseradish
1 T lemon juice
1/4 t salt

Cook orzo in boiling water for nine minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water to stop cooking. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, horseradish, lemon juice and salt. Add dressing, scallions, corn and tomatoes to orzo and mix well. Chill for an hour before serving.

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