Orzo Salad with Spicy Buttermilk Dressing

Lynette !

By
@breezermom

Love macaroni salad, and love orzo....this is a combination of the two. This is a variation of what was found in a local newspaper, the Gulf Breeze News.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

SALAD:

1 c
orzo pasta, uncooked
1 c
corn
12
cherry tomatoes, quartered
3
green onions, sliced
15 oz
can black beans, drained and rinsed

DRESSING:

1/4 c
buttermilk (low fat ok)
3 Tbsp
fresh cilantro, chopped and divided
3 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp
sour cream (light ok)
2 Tbsp
mayonnaise
1 tsp
chili powder
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
ground red pepper
2 clove
garlic, minced

GARNISH:

1
avocado, peeled and pitted, cut into 8 slices
1 Tbsp
fresh parsley, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse; drain well.
2
Place orzo, corn, and next 3 ingredients (through beans) in a large bowl; toss.
3
Combine buttermilk, 2 tablespoons cilantro, and next 8 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
4
Drizzle over orzo mixture; toss. Top with avocado; garnish with remaining cilantro and parsley.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy