Of course you can put anything you like in a Salad
but this Combo worked really well.
I had some leftover poached chicken so what
better vehicle to carry it but a Pasta SaladI think this is a great entry for Ruth of the Blog Site Once Upon A Feast
She has an event called Presto Pasta Nights. Every week bloggers from around the world put their favourite Pasta recipes on her site.
Now this week this is the 5th Birthday of the Blogging Event. Have a look here
Fresh Sweet Corn is available at the moment and I like to pop a cob in the Microwave for about 4 minutes
Corn is OK raw, but just a little cooking completely enhances the flavour.
Let cool so you can handle it
Cut off the kernels
So cook your Orzo in plenty of boiling well salted water
Should take about 6 minutes.
Drain and then toss in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Zest and Juice of a lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
Meanwhile finely chop a medium red onion
Marinate in your favourite French Dressing for at least an hour.
1 stalk of celery.
1 spring onion
1 large tomato, quartered seeds, removed
1/2 red pepper
Add to Orzo
The add the kernels of cooked corn
Plus the marinated onion complete with dressing
Toss everything together
Taste and adjust seasoning
Finally add your protein of choice
In this case I had poached chicken
Dale doesn't eat chicken, so he had some leftover mashed egg
Maybe Feta Cheese
Anything you like.
This was an excellent lunch.
And we have leftovers for tomorrow