Ready in 1 hour
This pasta salad has a delicious, bright flavor. It's perfect for summer cookouts.
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
coloradobstime 10m agoOne of our favorites for summer. Lasts a good chunk of time in the fridge, too.
Gutzj01 1y agoReally good. I made exactly per instructions but used 1/4 olive oil instead of 1/2 cup. I loved the orzo! And the corn and green beans were awesome. Next time I would decrease the scallions to less than 1/4 cup as it is a little strong with onion. The tarragon was a great herb with the dijon but I may try some basil next time. It's a strong dijon dressing so if you don't like too much of that flavor, I would decrease the dijon to 1T or less. My husband LOVED the dijon dressing but it was a little strong for me. With a couple small changes I will for sure make this again.
dimps3181 2y ago
20galaxycourmclarenvale 3y agoSo good, I can't wait to make it!
niser 3y agoI tried this for a cook out... it was terrible..threw it out
Sara1969 3y agoUsed fresh oregano from the garden and it was great. Halved the dressing recipe and it was the perfect amount. Thanks much!
sandyfreeman 3y 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 3y agoGreat summer salad! I didn't have tarragon or shallots handy, and it still tasted great. Perfect for fresh seasonal produce.
Rustycooks 3y agoPerfect for a church picnic! Fresh, clean taste
blyther 4y agoit was just ok...i don't think i'll make it again.