This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Life is a combination of magic and pasta."
-Fellini, Italian filmmaker
You have to use some salt in your food. This salad with salt gives that pop in your mouth of all the ingredients coming together. Remember that 1/8 tsp is about 300 mg of sodium. Look at the other ingredients to make sure there’s enough salt in the recipe to make it taste good.
An Italian phrase whose literal translation means "to the tooth." A food is said to be cooked al dente when there is a slight resistance when it is bitten. The term is used for any food, not just pasta. Lightly blanched asparagus, for example, is said to be cooked al dente.
Servings = 6 | Serving size =about 2 cups salad
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.
This recipe keeps well for about 48 hours.
|1/4 cup||non-fat sour cream|
|1/4 cup||reduced-fat mayonnaise|
|1 Tbsp||extra virgin olive oil|
|1/4 cup||fresh lemon juice|
|16 ounces||cherry or grape tomatoes|
|1 large||carrot (peeled and cut matchstick)|
|1 cup||green bell pepper (diced)|
|1/2 cup||fresh basil (chiffonade)|
Place the water in a large stock-pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Add the orzo and cook for about ten minutes until the orzo is al dente. Drain and chill the pasta for at least one hour.
While the orzo is chilling, mix together sour cream, mayonnaise, olive oil, salt and lemon juice. Chill well.
Add vegetables and orzo to the dressing and toss well.
Chill for at least 2 hours; overnight is best. Add the basil and fold into the salad about 15 minutes before serving.
Serving size = about 2 cups salad
Servings = 6
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 345||Calories from Fat 46|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 5g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 63g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
|Vitamin A 53%||Vitamin C 53%|
|Calcium 4%||Iron 17%|
|Vitamin K 24 mcg||Potassium 358 mg|
|Magnesium 52 mg|