Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 25: Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Day 25.

I've been craving some fresh, summery food. I found this recipe and it sounded amazing. It tastes pretty amazing too!

Here's what you'll need.
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1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
3-4 tomatoes
Basil
1 1/2 cup Mozzarella (I found these mozzarella pearls that I thought were so cool, cubed mozzarella would work too)
1 tsp. red pepper**
Couple splashes of olive oil

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Heat some water to boiling. Cook the orzo as directed, usually 10 minutes.

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Dice up your tomatoes.

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Add the crushed red pepper and about a teaspoon of dried basil. Fresh basil would be better, but you have to make do.

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This is what the mozzarella pearls look like. Yummy.

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Break the pearls into smaller pieces and add to the tomatoes.

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After the orzo is cooked, drain it and rinse with cool water. Add to the tomatoes and mozzarella.

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Sprinkle with some more basil and add a couple of splashes of olive oil if it seems dry.

**If you aren't big on spicy stuff, I'd cut this in half. It made the salad pretty warm. **

1 comment:

MisaGinder said...

Yummy. I love Orzo, and I'll certainly have to try this one.