Secret Recipe Club, Side Dishes

The Secret Recipe Club: Beet & Orzo Salad

I’m excited to be back participating in this month’s Secret Recipe Club! I took off last month in anticipation of the birth of my son, Cooper.

This month I was assigned Corina’s blog, Searching for Spice! Corina and I have a lot things in common – new babies (she had a little girl in April), trying new recipes and using our blogs as a way to record those new recipes. After searching through her recipes, I found one that looked and sounded delicious – Couscous, Beetroot and Feta Salad. My husband was a little skeptical of the salad, but since it was totally different and something I never would have thought to try on my own, we gave it a shot….and I’m so glad I picked this recipe. The salad was so refreshing, especially during one of the many heatwaves of the summer. I changed up the recipe slightly – using orzo instead of couscous and I used pickled beets instead of just cooked beets.

Orzo, cooked according to package (I made 1/3 box for 4 servings)
pickled red beets
1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese
fresh basil, roughly chopped
roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
fresh ground pepper
olive oil

Divide the orzo between 4 bowls. Top with pickled red beets, feta, basil and sunflower seeds. Season with fresh ground pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

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9 thoughts on “The Secret Recipe Club: Beet & Orzo Salad”

  1. Looks excellent. I love using beets, but I don't get the opportunity very frequently. Meredith is a little allergic to them. I'll need to keep this in my back pocket for when she's out of town.


  2. Congratulations on your little bundle from heaven, Cooper-love the name! I love beets now that I am older and I really like the combination of them with feta and orzo! Beautiful!


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