This Easy Vegan Summer time Orzo Salad recipe has grape tomatoes, contemporary corn, inexperienced beans, and basil leaves. It’s gentle and contemporary—excellent for a picnic!
The place I Am Immediately
Comfortable Canada Day! I’m not Canadian, however I’ve had an affinity for the effective nation to our north ever since discovering Youngsters within the Corridor on the tender age of 12. (I actually shouldn’t have been watching Youngsters within the Corridor on the tender age of 12.) And in addition, Comfortable 4th of July a couple of days early as a result of I’m taking Thursday off. I’m going to spend the day celebrating America by throwing bang snaps on the driveway whereas chanting “USA! USA!” That is the liberty that our founding fathers envisioned after they sailed over on the Santa Maria so a few years in the past.
Final yr, I used to be eagerly anticipating July 4th as a result of I’d have day without work from the job I hated. After which a month later, once I was laid off, I felt fully crushed, although I had daydreamed about quitting for yr or so. Because it’s virtually a yr since I began running a blog full-time, I’ve been fascinated by that loads these days—the place I used to be a yr in the past vs. the place I’m right now. And even the place I’m right now vs. the place I used to be a couple of years in the past. I went from being a librarian and planning on getting a second grasp’s or PhD to operating a meals weblog for a residing. I’m certain to most rational folks, that appears like a horrible, horrible resolution, on par with, “I believe I’m going to give up my job as an accountant and begin a reggae band,” however I really feel like I’m lastly in a position to specific a creativity that was all the time just below the floor, however I by no means fairly had an outlet for.
4th of July
Again on subject: 4th of July! I don’t have cake topped with Cool-Whip and berries organized to type the American flag for you right now, however I do have a lightweight Easy Vegan Summer time Orzo Salad recipe. It could actually simply be doubled or tripled, so it’s excellent for bringing to your subsequent summer season get-together. Each summer season get-together wants a pasta salad, proper? It additionally makes an excellent important dish once you want one thing straightforward for dinner. With the new climate we’ve been having right here, I’ve been craving gentle, contemporary meals like this.
Easy Vegan Summer time Orzo Salad
A easy summer season pasta salad made with orzo, grape tomatoes, contemporary corn, and inexperienced beans.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Prepare dinner Time: 15 minutes
Whole Time: 25 minutes
Yield: four servings as important dish or about 6 servings as a aspect
1 cup inexperienced beans, trimmed
2 ears corn, kernels eliminated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/four cup torn basil leaves
salt and pepper, to style
Prepare dinner orzo in accordance with package deal. Two minutes earlier than cooking time is finished, add inexperienced beans to pot. Drain in a effective mesh colander and rinse with chilly water.
Switch orzo and inexperienced beans to a big bowl. Stir in remaining elements and season with salt and pepper to style.
This put up was initially revealed on 1 July 2013.
Kiersten is the founder and editor of Oh My Veggies.