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This pasta salad has a delicious, bright flavor. It's perfect for summer cookouts.
"I couldn't find orzo so I used elbow pasta - was fine but would have been better with orzo. Since I am growing basil, I used that instead of tarragon; worked just as well. I wanted it as an entree so I added grilled chicken chunks Overall a very nice summer salad. "- d555
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boil water and trim beans to 2-inch lengths. cook until barely tender, 3-5 min. drain (save water) and immerse in ice water
fill pan with saved hot water and bring back to boil. add orzo and cook until barely tender, 8-10 min. drain and rinse with cold water.
husk corn and cut kernels off
dressing: combine vinegar, oil, shallot, mustard, tarragon and salt/pepper to taste.
Mix pasta with 1/2 c of dressing, layer all ingredients together and save rest of dressing in refrig until serving. Add more dressing as needed...I usually end up with leftover dressing.
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20galaxycourmclarenvale 9 months agoSo good, I can't wait to make it!
niser 1 year agoI tried this for a cook out... it was terrible..threw it out
Sara1969 1 year agoUsed fresh oregano from the garden and it was great. Halved the dressing recipe and it was the perfect amount. Thanks much!
sandyfreeman 1 year agoI used canned beans instead of fresh, but it was still tasty but not as colorful. My family loved it. I did also use a honey mustard and a stone ground instead of Dijon because it was what I had on hand. A keeper!
Jengerhardt96 1 year agoGreat summer salad! I didn't have tarragon or shallots handy, and it still tasted great. Perfect for fresh seasonal produce.
Rustycooks 1 year agoPerfect for a church picnic! Fresh, clean taste
blyther 1 year agoit was just ok...i don't think i'll make it again.
stevemur 2 years agoDelicious, light salad with a bright flavor. Goes very well with grilled food.
DebLynne 2 years agoThe dressing on the salad was not a hit. The whole family disliked it. They did like the orzo and veggies without the dressing. Next time we will try a different dressing.
ZenFood23 2 years agoI doubled the recipe for a party with no problem, but didn't need to double the dressing. Fabulous with basil - guests devoured it!
d555 2 years agoI couldn't find orzo so I used elbow pasta - was fine but would have been better with orzo. Since I am growing basil, I used that instead of tarragon; worked just as well. I wanted it as an entree so I added grilled chicken chunks Overall a very nice summer salad.
crystalraec87 2 years agothe only thing i would change is the size of the green beans, i like thwm smaller.
stevemur 2 years agoExcellent salad for the springtime! Great as a grilling side-dish. I enjoy the nice, bright flavors.
steffenpg 3 years agobest summer salad
rb1 3 years agoThe ratio between oil and vinegar is way off. The dressing requires much less vinegar that 1/2 cup. Two tablespoons of Terragon over powers the entire salad, making everything taste like black licorice. My suggestion would be to lessen the amount of vinegar and decrease the amount of Terragon or omit it all together.
Francis27 4 years agoIt turned out good, my family loved it.
Hsteer 4 years agoDelicious! More than 4 servings I would say though.
katehandel 4 years agoYou don't have to cook the corn first - it actually tastes very sweet and yummy raw in this salad.
kenmare36 4 years agoQuestion: don't you cook the corn first?
SpiceJunkee 4 years agoThis is a wonderful cold pasta salad. It is perfect for those hot summer days. It is a very flavorful salad that tickles my taste buds!