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Fresh Cucumber Salad with Orzo

For a light and refreshing meal, try this cucumber orzo salad. It's colorful, healthy and delicious!

Servings: 8   |    Prep: 15 mins   |    Cook: 8 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 large English Cucumbers (or 3 -4 regular cucumbers), quartered long-ways and then cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup uncooked DaVinci Orzo
  • ¼ cup finely sliced red onion
  • ½ cup halved kalamata olives
  • Dressing
  • 2 Tbsp. DaVinci extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1½ Tbsp. minced fresh dill
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. honey or agave

Directions

1. Cook orzo al dente per package instructions. Drain but DO NOT rinse with cold water.

2. Stir cucumbers, red pepper, onion, and kalamata olives into orzo.

3. Add all dressing ingredients into a small container with a lid and shake to mix thoroughly. Pour dressing into bowl with orzo and vegetables and toss to combine.

4. Refrigerate salad for at least 3 - 4 hours, preferably overnight.

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