Creamy Curry Orzo Salad. Here’s a terrific, easy, flavourful summer side dish perfect for cookouts, barbecues and picnics. Delicious with lots of different grilled meats or fish.
Orzo is a great choice for pasta salad. 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 id a delicious combination. Plus, the little crunchy bites from the carrots and red pepper all go together very well in this delicious summer side dish.
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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.
For the pasta salad
- 3 cups fully cooked orzo pasta or other small size pasta
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper
- 1/4 cup coarsely grated carrots
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
For the dressing
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup low fat 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
- Mix all of the ingredients in the dressing together until well blended.
- 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.
Serving Size1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 256Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 4mgSodium 257mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 3gSugar 13gProtein 7g