Orzo Salad with Craisins, Apples and Goat Cheese


Orzo Salad with Craisins, Apples and Goat Cheese
Orzo Salad with Craisins, Apples and Goat Cheese 
from Top Ate on Your Plate

Serves 5-6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups orzo
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 medium green apple, diced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered toasted almonds
  • 6 oz goat cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup apple cider vinaigrette
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup

Directions

  1.  Prepare apple cider vinaigrette and add 1 TBSP of maple syrup.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the orzo and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.
  3. To toast the almonds, place in a small heated skillet over medium heat in one single layer.  Stir frequently taking care not to burn the almonds.  Remove from heat when almonds have a golden brown color, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Transfer the cooked orzo to a large bowl and set aside to cool. Add the rosemary, apple, dried cranberries, and almonds. Stir in the goat cheese. Dress with the apple cider vinaigrette.

    2 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Made this for our Super Bowl Party. Delicious!!

    JenDickman said...

    Great choice! This is one of my favorites!