Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summer Isn't Over Yet!

Ciao Bellas! I am writing this post as I pack for my 2 week Italian Adventure that leaves tomorrow. I apologize for being M.I.A., I was away at camp in the wilderness (aka no internet!) and have been busy with family events, searching for jobs, and trying to figure out my life!

I should be writing this recipe-post about some wonderful Italian delicassy, but to tell yout he truth, when I come home from work in the summer, I don't really feel like peeling garlic and dicing tomatoes. So try this easy recipe that I created which I make on Sundays in the summer so that it can rest for at least 24 hours and I can enjoy it Monday evening after work when the last thing I feel like doing is turning on the stove..

Orzo Summer Fiesta Salad

(serves 6 as an entree, 8-10 as a side) Feel free to cut the recipe in half or in quarters to make if you are the only one eating it that week.


*1 box orzo (found in the pasta aisle)

*1 zuchinni, diced

*1 yellow squash, diced

*1 bunch of scallions, finely chopped

*1 orange bell pepper, diced

*1 red bell pepper, diced

*1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles (optional)

*1/2 pound cocktail shrimp, diced (optional)


*Combine olive oil and any type of vinegar you have in the house with salt and pepper, dress to your liking, OR

*Use any store bought dressing.


*Cook orzo in boiling water until al dente. Combine all ingredients. Dress to your liking. Refrigerate over night. Toss the next day and enjoy!


Betty said...

The salad sounds delicious, and your upcoming trip to Italy sounds divine! Have a great time!

PrincessBeks said...

i am going to have to try that!

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