Perfect Pasta Salad

A perfect summer salad – super-simple, tasty, and great for a light lunch or barbecue.

Key Details

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 18 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


  • 250g cooked orzo pasta
  • 2 roquito peppers, de-seeded and roasted
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ red onion
  • 20g fresh chives
  • 20g fresh basil
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • cracked black pepper

Cook your orzo pasta as per packet instructions. Finely chop your garlic and red onion and add to a pan on a medium heat, to soften. Drain your roquito peppers and roughly chop, adding to the pan, too!

Drain your orzo pasta and add to the pan once your vegetables have softened.

Chop your chives and shred your basil, adding to the salad with a generous glug of good quality olive oil and salt & pepper to season.

This dish pairs perfectly with Saucy Salmon with Chilli, Lime and Ginger Dressing.


  1. Diane Lindsay
    August 6, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I live in Chicago, Illinois. Love your show and your energy. Everything looks simply delicious. Keep up the great work!

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