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Orzo Pasta Lunch Salad



  • Equipment
  • 4 wide-mouth pint canning jars with lids
  • Dressing
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4- 5 sun dried tomato halves roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • pinch salt & black pepper
  • Salad
  • 1/2 cup dry orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup quartered canned artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup red bell pepper finely diced
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese optional
  • 3/4 lb ham cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups fresh spinach roughly chopped


  1. Cook the orzo according to package directions. Drain, chill and set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, puree the dressing ingredients until smooth. Set aside
  3. To assemble the salad jars, pour 2-3 tbsp of dressing and then layer a quarter of each of the ingredients into each of the four jars as follows: artichoke hearts, red peppers, spinach, ham, cooked orzo, and top with Parmesan. Place lids tightly onto the jars and refrigerate. Gently stir or shake just before eating.

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