Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Spice Up Your Side Dishes!

This will compliment your holiday ham or any meat/fish you will be serving. It's fresh, light and has a nice little kick to it.

Orzo salad

1 lb orzo

1 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped

4 roma tomatoes chopped

1 shallot sliced thin

2 jalapenos finely chopped

1 can sliced black olives

Juice from 2 lemons

Extra Light olive oil, to coat

1 tsp. or to taste of garlic salt

Black pepper, to taste

Cook orzo according to directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Add tomatoes, cilantro, jalapenos, olives and shallots. I chop everything in a food processor. A blender could also be used or just chop by hand. Coat well with oil and add lemon juice. Use as much garlic salt and pepper as you like. Chill for an hour and serve.


Shannon said...

I love this recipe! I have decided I will eat almost anything with shallots in it. And I have also decided to pronounce shallots with the accent on 'llots' just like Gordon Ramsay. Why? Why not!
P.S.-Could you serve this recipe warm?