A Venetian Salad

by Marisa Olsen


My dear jet-setting friend fell in love with an orzo salad she had in Venice and was kind enough to share the recipe. Feel free to add and adjust as liked. Go crazy with the proportions as well:

orzo salad:
orzo
steamed baby shrimp
a can of drained tuna
basil or parsley
chopped baby tomatoes
roughly chopped olives
(toss all together)


dressing:
balsamic
olive oil
honey mustard
s & p
(whisk well and pour generously over orzo)

It's a nice basic salad that allows you flexibility; I'd like to add fresh crab meat or fresh feta and sun dried tomatoes.