Sunday, March 14, 2010

Orzo and Vegetable Salad

The warm temperatures and sunny skies last week started me thinking about lighter spring fare. After months of winter vegetables, an orzo and vegetable salad (from Jeanne Lemlin's Quick Vegetarian Pleasures cookbook) seemed like a great way to welcome spring.

Of course, by the time I got around to making the salad, the temperature had plummeted more than 20 degrees, the sunny sky had been replaced with clouds, and it was snowing. Also, I somehow lost an hour?

While the weather (and time) may have let me down, I don't believe this salad ever will: orzo and tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, celery, parsley, feta, and (of course) kalamata olives, in a light, creamy dressing. I threw in a little chopped spinach, this time, too... Here's to the longer days, sunnier skies, and warm-weather food to come.


Stella said...

Your salad looks so good, Beatrice. I love the way orzo feels in my mouth-weird but true! I might have to make this for cauldron boy-he loves stuff like this!

Chalit said...

Screams spring freshness! Looks so good!!

sweetlife said...

what a great salad..I love the pic


Dine With Donna said...

The photo of your salad is enough to send anyone to the kitchen or the store to get the ingredients. What a nice salad for warmer weather.

Foodycat said...

Oh wow! Yum. I have to say that again. YUM! All of my favourite things. And adding a little bit of spinach is just inspired.