Remember I wrote about receiving a green pepper as a gift? I must admit (and this is not pretty) that I asked why the pepper wasn't just allowed to turn red on the plant before being picked. After all, red peppers are definitely more delicious than green ones. Well, turns out the green peppers grown in one's garden and harvested have a hundred times more flavor than the green peppers I buy at the store!
One of my summer favorites is an orzo salad: it's very easy to make, lasts in the refrigerator for several days and is a great way to use some of the random things you have in your refrigerator. This time I decided to use the green pepper, a huge tomato one of my coworkers gave me and fresh basil.
Ingredients for 4-6 servings
1 cup orzo, cooked according to instructions on the packet
1 large tomato, cubed
1 green pepper, chopped
10 basil leaves, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
dressing: lemon juice, olive oil, salt and black pepper
1. Combine cooked and cooled orzo with tomatoes, peppers, basil and red onion. Drizzle with the dressing. Mix.
2. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes.
Variations: add olives, feta, sundried tomatoes, chicken or good tuna.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
P.S. Thank you Photograzing for choosing me again :)