RECIPE: Summer Orzo Salad

08/12/2013 12:26 EDT | Updated 10/12/2013 05:12 EDT


This recipe is a version of my cousin's summer noodle salad. It's great as a complete meal along with some crusty bread or as part of a salad bar or summer potluck. Serves 6 - 8 as a side.


  • 1 cup orzo noodles
  • 100 - 150 grams Gypsy salami, cubed (or any other salami)
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped fine
  • 1/2 small red pepper, chopped fine
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 green onions, chopped fine
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped fine


  • 1 tsp better-than bouillon (or 1/2 bouillon cube) dissolved in 2 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice


  1. Cook noodles according to pkg directions, drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Mix all salad ingredients
  3. Stir in combined dressing ingredients. Can be mixed and refrigerated several hours before serving.

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