Thursday, February 11, 2010

Green Bean, Orzo and Tomato Salad

Easy alert! This is a great make ahead salad to serve with sandwiches (we had it with grilled cheese!) If you make the orzo just a bit al dente, it'll be the perfect texture the next day.

Green Bean, Orzo and Tomato Salad
1 cup orzo

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup parmigiano reggiano, shredded
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

Place a large pot of water to boil, add orzo. Cook 5 minutes then add green beans to pot, cooking additional 4-5 minutes; drain. Add orzo and green beans to a large bowl and toss in tomatoes, parmigiano reggiano, olive oil, lemon juice and thyme. Season to state with salt and pepper.


Bun Baker said...

Hmm, I'm always looking for a good side dish. I like this. What did you serve it with (main dish)?

Lindsay said...

I served it with simple ham and cheese paninis. Yum!