Orzo Salad with Fresh Apricots, Pistachios and Ginger Oil



6 servings



8 oz. orzo
1 cup fresh apricots, peeled and diced or
4 oz. dried apricots, julienned
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/3 cup sliced toasted almonds
4 tbsp. ginger oil
1 tsp. chopped fresh coriander
1 squeeze lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper


Bring a medium-size pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add orzo and cook approximately 10 minutes or until <I>al dente</I>. Drain immediately and rinse with cold water.

Place the orzo in a bowl and combine with the fresh apricots, fresh and ground coriander, scallions and almonds. Toss with 4 to 5 tbsp. of the ginger oil, until the pasta is just moist. Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the fresh lemon juice on the salad and mix.

Author's Comments

Per serving: 843 calories (kcal), 4 grams total fat (3% calories from fat), 29 grams protein, 170 grams carbohydrate, 0 mg. cholesterol, 16 mg. sodium. Food exchanges: 11-1/2 grain (starch), 0 lean meat, 0 vegetable, 0 fruit, 1 fat, 0 other carbohydrates.

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