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Roasted Corn Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Zac Reichert

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
SALAD
o 1 lb. (box) of orzo pasta
o 1 pint of cherry tomatoes (one package)
o ¼ cup of fresh basil, chopped fine
o ⅔ of a log of fresh mozzarella – I buy the Bel Gioioso brand which is pre-sliced in the cheese cabinet at Giant. If you’re using some other kind of mozzarella just eye ball it and use as much or little cheese as you like.
o 1 lb. of frozen corn or 3 ears of fresh corn

DRESSING. You can use any type of vinaigrette dressing. I like to use the same dressing I use in my holiday salad minus the shallot.
o 4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
o 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
o ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:
Directions:
o Boil orzo until tender, strain and set aside. Add a little olive oil to the pasta so it doesn’t stick together while preparing other ingredients.
o Dice cherry tomatoes.
o Finely chop basil.
o Cut mozzarella into small cube pieces about the size or your tomatoes. I like mozzarella, tomatoes and corn to all be about the same size.
o If using fresh ears of corn, boil them in water until done. Then remove, cut corn from cob, put on a cookie tray, sprinkle with olive oil or butter and broil in oven get it a little char. You can use frozen corn as well. Just spread it out on cookie sheet, sprinkle with oil or butter and broil.
• Zac tip: Some stores (ex. Wegman’s and Whole Foods) carry roasted frozen corn. If using this for your corn, just defrost it.
o Wait until corn is close to room temperature and then combine with orzo, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.
o Pour dressing over top and mix together.
o Let chill in refrigerator before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I like to make this in the summer time since it’s a cold pasta dish. This recipe makes enough for a small party.

 

 

 

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