One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
* Luciano Pavarotti & William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story

August 18, 2012

Orzo salad with lemon, chicken & fresh basil

1 lb dry orzo pasta - cooked al dente (7min in) about 6 C beef broth.
Drain pasta & stir. Put in large bowl, stir & let cool.
Gently stir in:

1 (16oz) can drained garbanzo beans
1 (13oz) can shredded chicken breast
Fresh basil - Chiffonade
Red wine vinaigrette (below)
Salt & pepper to taste


Red wine vinaigrette (adapted from giada de laurentis):
1/2 C red wine vinegar
1/4 C fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. honey
2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. freshly cracked pepper
2 chopped shallots

Blend above ingredients together in blender & drizzle in Extra Virgin olive oil (about 1 C). Pour over pasta etc & toss the salad.
Chill for as long as you want - but note that the basil will turn black where cut. :( Serve at room temperature.

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