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Orzo, Corn, Bean and Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo uncooked
  • 1 cup fresh or canned corn drained
  • 12 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 14.5 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado cut in slices
  • 1 Tbs fresh parsley plus 1 Tbs of chopped cilantro

Spicy Buttermilk Dressing

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 Tbs chopped cilantro save 1 Tbs for topping the salad
  • 3 Tbs lime juice fresh if possible
  • 2 Tbs sour cream
  • 2 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed

Instructions

  • Cook the orzo 9 minutes in boiling water.  Skip the salting of it as the dressing has plenty. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  • In a bowl, combine the orzo, corn, beans, tomatoes and green onions.
  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together. They also had some ground red pepper (1/4 tsp) but I didn't have any so left it out.
  • Pour the dressing onto the orzo, bean and corn mixture and toss together. Top with the avocados, parsley and cilantro.