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The orzo and cauliflower act as a blank canvas perfect for the curry powder and mint to showcase their flavors. This pasta salad side dish pairs great with grilled protein and can stand alone for a hot or cold lunch. Using the recipe as a base, add any vegetables of your choosing such as zucchini, onions, eggplant and fresh herbs to brighten your pasta salad. Toasted nuts are also a great addition and add a new texture. Serve this side with our Lemon-Tarragon Grilled Pork Chops for a full meal. 

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2016


Credit: Victor Protasio; Styling: Paige Hicks

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20 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add cauliflower florets to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cauliflower from pan. Add orzo and curry powder; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken stock and salt; bring to a boil. Boil 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in cauliflower and mint. Serve with lime wedges.


Nutrition Facts

233 calories; fat 7.7g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 33g; fiber 8g; iron 1mg; sodium 318mg; calcium 25mg.