Orzo Salad with Radishes and Cucumber

Orzo Salad with Radishes and Cucumber is a refreshing salad tossed with cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme, and a light champagne vinaigrette. Incredibly light, simple to make, and delicious!

Orzo Salad with Radishes and Cucumbers…

We love making healthy salads, and ones that are very light, so easy to make, and so tasty! Tossed with a champagne vinegar that’s so delightful, you’ll love it! Here we decided to add some fresh vegetables to add some color as well as flavor. For more delicious salads, try our Best Orzo Salad with Spinach, Easy Pasta Salad with Bocconcini and Tortellini and Broccoli Salad.

How to Make This Salad?

This is a very easy salad. Once you cook the orzo pasta, and drain, the rest is easy.

Ingredients Needed For This Orzo Salad:

For this salad, you will need the following ingredients: (*Full prinatable recipe card on the bottom)

  • 3/4 pound Orzo Pasta or Gluten-Free Orzo Pasta
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. Champagne vinegar
  • 1 medium cucumber – hollowed, seeds discarded
  • 4 fresh radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes – slice into quarters
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. red onion – minced
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste

Easy Directions:

1.  COOK The PASTA: Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add a teaspoon of salt.  Add in the orzo pasta and cook until al-dente, about 1 or 2 minutes less than the directions of the package.  Drain and immediately run under cold water for a few seconds to stop the cooking.

2. ADD The VEGGIES & DRESSING: Allow the orzo to drain well. Transfer to a large serving bowl.  Add in all the vegetables, fresh thyme, olive oil, and vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Toss Orzo salad until well combined.

3. Then CHILL: Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before serving.  Best served chilled.   Yields: 4 to 6 servings.

 

Orzo Salad with chopped radishes, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers tossed with a Champagne Vinaigrette.

 

 Tips and Notes for Success…

  • It’s important to remember to cook the orzo very al-dente.  Orzo needs to be undercooked for about 1 minute.
  • If you overcook it, you could end up with mushy orzo, which will ruin the texture and the salad, and it will also change the flavor.
  • But if you can’t, find the one you prefer, you can use apple cider vinegar instead.  Both kinds of vinegar are very light and will work very nicely.
  • Pair this orzo salad with some grilled sesame ginger salmon. This salad will complement any grilled seafood, poultry, or meats.
  • And for our gluten-free friends, make this salad using gluten-free orzo!

When you add in fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, and a light vinaigrette, it turns into this amazing salad that works with any entrée you serve.

 This meal turned out to be delicious!

Orzo Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Orzo Radishes and Cucumber Salad

Orzo Radishes and Cucumber Salad

Orzo Radishes and Cucumber Salad is a refreshing salad made with orzo pasta! Tossed with some diced cucumbers, sliced radishes, cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme, and a light champagne vinaigrette. Incredibly light, simple to make, and delicious!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound Orzo Pasta or Gluten-Free Orzo Pasta
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. Champagne vinegar
  • 1 medium cucumber - hollowed, seeds discarded
  • 4 fresh radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes - slice into quarters
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. red onion - minced
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add a teaspoon of salt. Add in the orzo pasta and cook until al-dente, about 1 or 2 minutes less than the directions of the package. Drain and immediately run under cold water for a few seconds to stop the cooking.
  2. Allow the orzo pasta to drain well. Transfer to a large serving bowl. Add in all the vegetables, fresh thyme, olive oil, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss Orzo salad until well combined.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before serving. Best served chilled.
  4. Yields: 4 to 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 7.8gTrans Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 16.9gFiber: 3.2gSugar: 2.7gProtein: 3.1g

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