Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo

I’m beyond ready for spring and nothing screams warm weather more than a yummy pasta salad. To make a complete meal of it, I added grilled salmon and kept the flavors fresh with tomatoes and green onions. This Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo is quick to throw together and very addicting.

Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo. Longing for spring? Satisfy that craving with Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo! Refreshing, light, quick to throw together and packed with protein! The First-Taste.com

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Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo. Longing for spring? Satisfy that craving with Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo! Refreshing, light, quick to throw together and packed with protein! The First-Taste.com

To make this Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo, you will need: 3 salmon fillets (grilled, 6-7 ounces each), 1 pound box orzo (cooked and drained), 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved), 1 cup green onions (chopped), 1/2 cup halved kalamata olives, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons rice vinegar, 3 tablespoons kalamata olive juice, 5-6 cloves minced garlic, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

This salad is super quick. Grill or cook your salmon while the orzo cooks. Chop your tomatoes, green onions, olives and parsley. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, olive juice, minced and powdered garlic, and salt and pepper. Flake the salmon, drain the pasta and throw everything together in a big bowl. You can serve this orzo pasta salad warm or chilled (I like mine chilled, although it is delicious either way!) I love that this salad is a complete meal in itself, and it’s great for a protein-packed snack throughout the day. I served this with crusty French bread that I made in the bread machine and it was a perfect dinner, enjoy!

Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo. Longing for spring? Satisfy that craving with Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo! Refreshing, light, quick to throw together and packed with protein! The First-Taste.com

 

This Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo would go great with these recipes:

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Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo. Longing for spring? Satisfy that craving with Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo! Refreshing, light, quick to throw together and packed with protein! The First-Taste.com
Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo. Longing for spring? Satisfy that craving with Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo! Refreshing, light, quick to throw together and packed with protein! The First-Taste.com
Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo
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Longing for spring? Satisfy that craving with Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo! Refreshing, light, quick to throw together and packed with protein!
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 25 minutes
Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo. Longing for spring? Satisfy that craving with Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo! Refreshing, light, quick to throw together and packed with protein! The First-Taste.com
Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo
Print Recipe
Longing for spring? Satisfy that craving with Fresh Tomato, Salmon and Kalamata Orzo! Refreshing, light, quick to throw together and packed with protein!
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Grill or cook your salmon. Boil the orzo according to the package directions. Chop your tomatoes, green onions, olives and parsley.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, olive juice, minced and powdered garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Flake the salmon, drain the pasta and throw everything together in a big bowl. Stir well to combine. You can serve this orzo pasta salad warm or chilled, enjoy!
Recipe Notes

-Recipe modified from Phyllis Hoffman's magazine "Celebrate," Winter 2013.

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