Cranberry & Orzo Salad Joe Leone 1lb

Cranberry & Orzo Salad
Joe Leone
½ cup
½ cup
2 tbsp
¼ cup
3 tbsp
5 tbsp
5 tbsp
Orzo pasta
Dried cranberries
Sun-dried Tomato Pesto (see below recipe)
Fresh lemon juice
Red onion; minced
Green peppers; small dice
Red peppers; small dice
Yellow peppers; small dice
Salt & pepper
SDT Pesto
½ cup
½ tsp
½ cup
¼ cup
¼ cup
¼ cup
Plump sundried tomato; chopped
Garlic powder
Grated Parmigiana Reggiano
Extra Virgin olive oil
Toasted pignoli nuts
Toasted pecans
Salt & pepper
Blend all ingredients in a blender until you reach a pesto consistency.
Boil off pasta, drain and shock in an ice water bath to cool pasta down.
Add cranberries & nuts.
Add to pasta & cranberries.
Add peppers & onion.
Mix well until it is mixed throughout the salad.
In a separate bowl add the following:
Add sun-dried tomato pesto.
Add lemon juice & Extra virgin olive oil.
Add the Parmigiana Reggiano cheese.
Mix well-fold into the pasta mix.
Season with salt & pepper.
Toss & chill before serving.