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Orzo and dandelion green salad

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 1/2 cups cooked orzo pasta
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded dandelion greens
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp + 1 1/4 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh finely chopped oregano (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small Pyrex cup or bowl, make the vinaigrette by mixing oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Add oregano and/or red pepper flakes, if desired.
  • Place the orzo, pepper and dandelion greens in a large mixing bowl. Pour the vinaigrette on top, and mix until well combined. Taste and add salt and/or pepper, if necessary. Chill the salad in the fridge until serving time. Serve at room temperature as an appetizer, or mildly warm as a main meal.
  • Enjoy!