Creamy Curry Orzo Salad

Posted on Jul 11 2012 - 3:52pm by Barry C. Parsons

Creamy Curry Orzo Salad – Here’s a terrific, easy, flavorful summer side dish perfect for cookouts, barbecues and picnics. Delicious with lots of different  grilled meats or fish.

Creamy Curry Orzo Salad

Creamy Curry Orzo Salad

Orzo is a great choice for pasta salad but if you don’t have it or if it’s hard to find at your local market, you can easily substitute any small size pasta you like. Macaroni or rigatoni will even do in a pinch.

I think the fragrant curry flavour along with the sweetness of the raisins and little crunchy bites from the carrots and red pepper all go together very well in this delicious summer side dish.

Creamy Curry Orzo Salad
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Creamy Curry Orzo Salad - Here's a terrific, easy, flavorful summer side dish perfect for cookouts, barbecues and picnics. Delicious with lots of different grilled meats or fish.
Author:
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Indian Inspired
Serves: Serves 4-6
Ingredients
For the pasta salad
  • 3 cups fully cooked orzo pasta or other small size pasta
  • ½ cup finely chopped red pepper
  • ¼ cup coarsely grated carrots
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
For the dressing
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup plain mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tsp yellow curry powder
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in the dressing together until well blended.
  2. Toss the dressing with the cooked pasta and other salad ingredients and chill in the refrigerator for a t least a couple of hours before serving.

 

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Barbara July 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Looks and sounds yummy! Would it change the taste significantly if I used Miracle Whip instead of mayo?

    • Barry C. Parsons July 12, 2012 at 9:08 am - Reply

      I think it would. This recipe intentionally left out any vinegar element.

  2. susan July 12, 2012 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Huge difference in taste. Mayo isn’t salad dressing.

Leave A Response

Rate this recipe: