Citrus-Herb Orzo Salad
Recipe type: Salad
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 lb. orzo pasta
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. In a small bowl, mix the zest of one orange and the olive oil. Let sit.
  2. In a large pot, heat the vegetable broth until boiling. Add orzo and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the pasta and spread it out onto a large baking sheet to cool.
  4. Using a small knife, peel the 3 oranges and the grapefruit, being sure to remove all the pith off the outside.
  5. Over a large bowl (to catch all the juice), cut the fruit into segments, cutting in between the membranes.
  6. Add the onion, mint, basil, salt, pepper and cooled orzo to the bowl.
  7. Pour in the zest/oil mixture into the rest of the ingredients.
  8. Stir until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
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