I'm still on the 'use up the food in your fridge' before you go shopping, kick
How about an Orzo Salad, packed full of flavour.
Colourful and a perfect light dinner. All the food groups covered.
Can't get much better than that.
It's really not a recipe, just some ideas
Use any amounts you like, it's up to you
In the fridge I found, mushrooms, half a red capsicum, some spring onions and parsley.
Perfect for marinated mushrooms, the start of my salad
Best to make this in advance, to get the flavours established
Slice up the vege
Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and toss well in some French Dressing
Easiest French Dressing
To make 300 mls
(I like to make it in a jar)
100 mls vinegar, I like to use Cider vinegar, it has a touch of sweetness
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Sea salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Shake well to emulsify
Start adding 200 mls Olive oil
Keep stirring with a fork
Set aside, all ready
Next step, I fossicked around in the fridge and found
Some Hot Smoked Peri Peri Salmon, You could use a Tin of Tuna
Some cooked asparagus and radishes
Slice them up set aside
I had some Tomatoes which I chopped and seasoned with S & P
I cooked the Orzo as per the manufacturers instructions
Toss with a couple of tablespoons of French Dressing and set aside
1 cup uncooked pasta will feed 2
Now to assemble
Orzo, Marinated Mushrooms, Asparagus and radishes
Toss and add Smoked Salmon
and garnish with Chopped seasoned Tomatoes