Garden Italian Salad

posted by Pat T 06-26-100 11:55 AM

Garden Italian Salad

1 cup orzo (rice shaped pasta)*
1 cup thinly sliced zucchini
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 oz. jar chopped pimento, drained
1/2 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
4 oz. Mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 Tblsp. parsley

Cook orzo or rice to desired doneness. Rinse with cold water. In large bowl combine orzo, zucchini, carrot, olives, onions and pimento. Pour dressing over salad; toss well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors.

Add cheese just before serving. Garnish with parsley. Refrigerate leftovers.

Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.

*Rice or macaroni rings can be substituted for orzo.

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