Orzo Salad


This vibrant salad is made with beets, pasta, toasted pine nuts, and blue cheese - a wholesome side dish that everyone will love!

What is an Orzo Salad?

Simple Ingredients

You'll only need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so let's round them up and get started!

Prep the Beets

Remove green tops from the beets and wash. Remove the stems and slice the leaves.

Cut the Beets

Then trim the tops and roots off. Peel the roots, slice, and cut into quarters.

Cook the Beets

Boil the peeled beet roots until tender. Then remove from the water using a slotted spoon.

Cook the Orzo

Add the orzo to the boiling water in the saucepan, and let it cook until al dente. Drain the remaining water.

Toast the Pine Nuts

While the orzo cooks, toast the pine nuts in a small pan over medium heat. Set aside.

Cook the Beet Greens

Sauté onion and garlic in coconut oil with salt and pepper, then add beet greens and cook covered until wilted.

Make the Vinaigrette

Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl.

Assemble the Salad

Combine all of the cooked ingredients in a big salad bowl, and toss them with the vinaigrette.


Top with a little blue cheese, and serve.

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