Salad: Orzo with Corn, Green Beans, Tomatoes

Salad: Orzo with Corn, Green Beans, Tomatoes

Ready in 1 hour

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

Top-ranked recipe named "Salad: Orzo with Corn, Green Beans, Tomatoes"

4.2 avg, 25 review(s) 87% would make again


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1 lb Green Beans
1 1/2 cups Orzo pasta
3 ears Corn
1/2 c White wine vinegar
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 cup Shallot
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Tarragon; fresh minced, add to taste
2 cups Cherry tomatoes

Original recipe makes 10 Servings



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.


best summer salad


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I really enjoy the tangy, bright flavors of this salad. photo by stevemur stevemur

Be sure to use fresh corn. It's not necessary to cook it. photo by stevemur stevemur

Bright flavors and colors make this a great spring and summer side dish. photo by stevemur stevemur

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dimps3181 4 months ago
So good, I can't wait to make it!
20galaxycourmclarenvale 1 year ago
I tried this for a cook out... it was terrible..threw it out
niser 1 year ago
Used fresh oregano from the garden and it was great. Halved the dressing recipe and it was the perfect amount. Thanks much!
Sara1969 1 year ago
I 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!
sandyfreeman 1 year ago
Great summer salad! I didn't have tarragon or shallots handy, and it still tasted great. Perfect for fresh seasonal produce.
Jengerhardt96 1 year ago
Perfect for a church picnic! Fresh, clean taste
Rustycooks 1 year ago
it was just ok...i don't think i'll make it again.
blyther 2 years ago
Delicious, light salad with a bright flavor. Goes very well with grilled food.
stevemur 2 years ago
The 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.
DebLynne 2 years ago
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