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Corn and Orzo Salad with Lime and Cilantro Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Paula Hunter
Added: Monday, May 11, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Vinaigrette
1 tbspn plus 2 tspn pure ground red chilies (mild or med-hot)
teaspoon cumin seeds
2 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of 2 limes
cup red wine vinegar
cup minced fresh cilantro
cup chopped fresh parsley
2/3 cup olive oil

Salad
12 ounces dried orzo (I have also used a soup mac Tubetini)
1 cups cooked pink or pinto beans or 1 (15-oz) can, drained and rinsed (I go for the can)
1 cups corn kernels, cooked fresh (I double the amount, but I love corn)
3 green onions, chopped
3 ripe medium sized tomatoes, diced
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Prepare the vinaigrette, in a small bowl whisk in the ingredients in the order listed, adding the oil in a steady stream until emulsified. Set aside.

Prepare the salad: cook the orzo until al dente, drain well and rinse.

In a large bowl, combine the orzo, beans, corn, onions, and tomatoes. Add the vinaigrette and toss to mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great with some grilled shrimp tossed in.

 

 

 

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