Eat Your Vegetables: Cold salad easy with orzo _lowres

Advocate staff photo by CHARLES CHAMPAGNE — Orzo and Olive Salad on avocado.

Orzo is a small, rice-shaped pasta that makes up this easy-to-eat cold salad.

The pasta is mixed with Kalamata olives, capers, fresh basil and sundried tomatoes. I used the oil from the sundried tomatoes as part of the dressing.

Toasted pine nuts add a nice crunch to the salad.