Orzo Salad with Radicchio Recipe

Orzo Salad with Radicchio

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  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo 
  • 1/3 cup oil packed sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (or less, depending on how much oil the sun dried tomatoes added)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped 
  • 1 1/2 cups radicchio, finely chopped (about 1 small head)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Romano cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced

How to make Orzo Salad with Radicchio

1.) Cook orzo until firm to bite, but tender.   Click here for tips on cooking with orzo.

2.) Rinse and drain orzo well. 
3.) Transfer the orzo to a large bowl.  Add sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and kalamata olives.  Mix and let stand until cool. 

4.) Add the radicchio, pine nuts, Romano cheese and fresh basil.  Taste, and then season with salt and pepper.   

Question from the Chef

“How do you properly drain orzo? I use a odd method - wire strainer, then out onto a tea towel. Anyone else do this?”

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