Saffron orzo salad

Saffron orzo salad

Orzo is a pasta approx the size of rice which is amazing in salads. This Saffron orzo salad with sun dried tomatoes and olives is a perfect solution for lunch or dinner and is quick to make. It has a bit more texture than rice and is more filling.


  • 250g Orzo
  • Pinch of saffron strands
  • 1 Vegetable stock cube
  • 400ml water
  • 100g Sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 50g Black olives
  • Handful of fresh Basil leaves, chopped finely

Preparation,the night before

  1. Bring a pan of water to simmering point and add in the stock cube, allow to dissolve.
  2. Next add the saffron and orzo and cook for approx 25 mins until tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain orzo, mix through sun dried tomatoes, olives, Basil leaves and season to taste.

I serve this saffron orzo salad with a slice of crusty brown bread.

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