Anyways, because of the lacking of my hunger, I seriously stood for 15 minutes in my supermarket thinking of what to cook and eat, going over all the blogs and recipes I have read in the past few weeks, in my head. I was feeling like having something fresh, healthy yet easy and exciting to post on here.
Then I thought of Jessica's Warm Strawberry Orzo Salad... But remembered I still had a few things in my fridge and cupboard such as aragula, peeled orzo and sunflower seeds and decided to make my version of the Strawberry Orzo salad. You gotta like fruit in your dinner, but trust me when I say that the flavours in this salad will make you want more... much more!!
Ingredients - two servings
- 6 fresh Strawberries cut in little cubes
- 2 handfuls of Aragula
- 3 tablespoons of Sunflower Seeds (or pinenutseeds)
- 50 gr of Goats cheese crumbles
- 100 gr peeled Orzo (barley)
- 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons of Balsamic Glaze
- pinch of Salt
- 0.5 lemon juice
How to make it:
Bring a big pan of water with a fist of salt to a boil. Add the orzo and cook for circa 30 minutes. The orzo is ready when it is soft yet still with a firm bite to it - but this depends on your taste.
In the meanwhile roast the sunflower seeds in another pan without oil. Keep an eye on them because they are ready in a couple of minutes and burn easily.
Toss the seeds, strawberries, aragula, goats cheese, olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt and lemon juice in a salad bowl.
Once the orzo is ready, rinse and add it immediately to the other ingredients in the salad bowl. The warm orzo will 'melt' the aragula and cheese making the salad really moist.
|Strawberry Goats Cheese Salad|
Outcome: Hmmm... it was.... setting my humbleness aside here... simply... AMAZING!!!!!!!
Do you like recipes with fruit in it - suggestions? And have any light summery suggestions for an upcoming undecisive supermarket visit?