Sweet, tangy orzo salad with figs is tossed with creamy blue cheese, crunchy walnuts, and balsamic for delicious bliss.
This is such a unique pasta salad, and it comes together really fast. The only thing that needs cooking is the orzo. After that, just chop a couple things up, and throw it all together—et voila!
Juicy tomatoes, sweet figs, bold blue cheese, fresh herbs, and crunchy walnuts come together with a sticky drizzle of balsamic glaze, to create a pasta masterpiece.
You can serve this at pretty much whatever temperature you want. If you toss it all together while the pasta is still hot, the blue cheese will melt a bit and get everything all creamy. I also love it just at room temperature. I’m not as much of a fan of it once it’s totally chilled, because cold pasta just isn’t my favorite texture, but let it sit out a bit and it’ll be fantastic.
I think some grilled chicken breast over top would make this into an incredible meal, but it’s totally lovely all on its own, too.
Rachael Dart is a freelance writer and food blogger living in Seattle. After earning her BA in English from the University of Washington, she quit her short stint as a Technical Content Writer to focus on food full-time! On her food blog, Spache the Spatula, she shares recipe creations and adaptations with personality and attitude.