Sunday, September 10, 2006

Orzo, the building block of lunch

This lunch salad was built as a group project, Doodles and Mooncrazy. I, sister moon, stood at the refrigerator and tossed things out to Doodles to chop and slice. Amazing what you can create. I, Doodles, love this salad because it is just easy and refreshing and so very versatile. Don't turn your nose up at this bottled dressing cause it is low in calorie but loaded with flavor. That Paul Newman is just a special kinda guy.
The chicken was Costco's cooked roaster and the apples, Grannie Smith. The farmer's market asparagus was blanched and it stayed nice and crisp even as a leftover. Chopped pecans, cilantro, sliced green onion, and canned garbonzo beans rounded out this orzo salad. Topped with Newman's Own Sesame Ginger dressing it was a full meal.

We dressed the salads individually as two helpings were heading to the Hollywood bowl the next night that kept everything fresh and crunchy. And it travels well too!

Try this dressing for marinating chicken or pork … and while your at it check out Mr. Newman's web site for some recipe ideas.


Kalyn said...

I'm completely hooked on the original Paul Newmans Olive Oil and Vinegar dressing. I agree, he's great.

La Vida Dulce said...

As if I needed another reason to love Paul Newman, that salad dressing is amazing stuff. And that orzo also looks amazing!

wheresmymind said... could make a better dressing!!

maltese parakeet said...

i got to eat this salad out of a plastic cup in the car on the way home from the hollywood bowl. i can confirm that it was indeed yummy!

doodles said...

glad you liked it little bird.....jeff sure I could have made a better dressing I even have a recipe for a similar dressing BUT sis and I just like looking at Paul! Now if only Robert Redford would get in to the food biz!