Fig Orzo Salad
Recipe Type: Side, Salad
Serves: 4 servings
Sweet, tangy orzo salad with figs is tossed with creamy blue cheese, crunchy walnuts, and balsamic for delicious bliss.
  • 1 cup dry orzo pasta
  • 2 tbsp good-quality olive oil
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup quartered black mission figs
  • ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • balsamic glaze (reduced balsamic vinegar)
  1. Cook the orzo according to your package directions. Drain and put into a large bowl, and toss with the olive oil.
  2. Add in the tomatoes, figs, cheese, and herbs, and toss to combine. Season, to taste with salt and pepper. Scatter the walnuts over the top, and drizzle generously with the balsamic glaze.
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