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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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (160g)|
|Recipe Makes: 10 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 33 (25%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 3.7g||5 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.5g||3 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.7g|
|Cholesterol 12.4mg||4 %|
|Sodium 48.9mg||2 %|
|Potassium 315.2mg||8 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 21.1g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.8g||11 %|
|Sugars, other 18.3g|
|Protein 4.4g||6 %|
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Calories per serving: 131
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coloradobstimeOne of our favorites for summer. Lasts a good chunk of time in the fridge, too.1y ago
Gutzj01Really 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.2y ago
20galaxycourmclarenvaleSo good, I can't wait to make it!3y ago
niserI tried this for a cook out... it was terrible..threw it out4y ago
Sara1969Used fresh oregano from the garden and it was great. Halved the dressing recipe and it was the perfect amount. Thanks much!4y ago
sandyfreemanI 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!4y ago
Jengerhardt96Great summer salad! I didn't have tarragon or shallots handy, and it still tasted great. Perfect for fresh seasonal produce.4y ago
RustycooksPerfect for a church picnic! Fresh, clean taste4y ago
blytherit was just ok...i don't think i'll make it again.4y ago