Orzo Salad with Fresh Figs, Tomatoes and Balsamic

Rachel Dart | Spache the Spatula
  • Yield: 4 servings


1cup dry orzo pasta
2tablespoons good-quality olive oil
1cup halved cherry tomatoes
1cup quartered black mission figs
1/3cup crumbled blue cheese
1tablespoon chopped fresh chives
2teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1/3cup chopped walnuts
balsamic glaze (reduced balsamic vinegar) to taste
Salt and pepper


  1. Cook the orzo according to your package directions. Drain and put into a large bowl, and toss with the olive oil.
  2. Add in the tomatoes, figs, cheese, and herbs, and toss to combine. Season, to taste with salt and pepper. Scatter the walnuts over the top, and drizzle generously with the balsamic glaze.

This recipe from Honest Cooking was republished with permission. It originally appeared as Fig and Tomato Orzo Salad at Spache the Spatula.