Orzo Salad with Grilled Corn and Cilantro Dressing is a perfect summertime side dish!
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Orzo Salad with Grilled Corn and Cilantro Dressing

Orzo Salad with Grilled Corn and Cilantro Dressing, the perfect summertime side!
Course Side Dish
Servings 8
Author Begin Within Nutrition

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz box of orzo pasta
  • 5 ears of corn grilled and kernels cut off the cob (or ~2 cups frozen or canned corn)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cubed
  • 2 large handfuls of arugula
  • For Cilantro Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 limes juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

  • Cook orzo according to package, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, prepare cilantro dressing by adding all ingredients to a food processor and blending.Taste and adjust flavors as needed.
  • Add orzo, corn, tomatoes, mozzarella and arugula to a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing, toss to coat and enjoy!