Confetti Orzo Salad

Doesn’t the word “confetti” give you a happy kind of parade feeling? Us too. Orzo is a small rice-shaped pasta that’s fun to eat. Get whole-wheat orzo if you can find it, since it’s more flavorful and healthy.

HANDS-ON TIME: 45 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS

 

KITCHEN GEAR:

Measuring cup

Measuring spoons

Sharp knife (adult needed)

Cutting board Grater (adult needed)

Mixing bowl

Wooden spoon or rubber spatula

 

INGREDIENTS

3 cups cooked orzo, cooled (look for whole wheat orzo if possible)

1⁄4 cup walnuts, chopped

1 small zucchini, grated or chopped

1 carrot, grated or sliced

1⁄4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

12 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1⁄4 cup raisins

1⁄4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 1⁄2 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

1. Put all the ingredients in the mixing bowl and stir well.

2. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.

 

NOTES

Add or substitute mushrooms, olives, onions, cucumbers or any other vegetable you like!

 

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(Courtesy of ChopChopMag.org)

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