So you know that “Oh crap” feeling you get when you realize that you’re going to a group potluck in a few hours and you haven’t planned on what to bring? Well, that feeling is ten times worse when you have three kids, including a new baby. The thought of packing them all up and taking them to a grocery store is one step below gouging your eyes out with toothpicks…it’s a good thing I excel at making something out of nothing!
So off to my pantry I went, gathering ingredients and praying I could make something good. Well, not only did I make something good, I hit a homer! This recipe was inspired by a friend of mine who brought over this amazing orzo salad when I had just had my newest little guy (and she claims to hate cooking). Ever since then, I have been craving orzo again. I just happened to have some of the delicious ingredients she included, yay! I also threw in a few others and BAM, orzo salad for all!
I kept this salad oil free and used a little veggie broth to add some moisture. It works great and cuts out unneeded fat. You can enjoy this warm or cold, we liked it both ways! Plus, it’s REALLY easy to make and a perfect thing to bring to your summer picnics!
So when you make this for your next gathering and everyone begs for the recipe, make sure to let me know! I love hearing your comments on all my recipes, and especially love seeing your pictures. You can leave a comment here, find me on Facebook or tag me on Instagram at veggiesdontbite #veggiesdontbite so I don’t miss it!
This post is also part of a Meat Free Mondays post, see it here…