Orzo Salad with Ham

SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
15 min

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz. Coleman Natural Ham, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (or leftover sliced ham)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta, regular or gluten-free
  • 1/2 green onion, sliced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

You can either cook the orzo on stove stop or in an Instant Pot.

Stovetop:

• Follow package instructions

• Drain any excess water and rinse the orzo in cold water to avoid it from getting sticky.

Instant Pot:

• Be sure to toast the orzo before cooking it.

• Press the sauté button and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Once the oil is hot throw in the orzo and stir for a minute making sure the oil coats the orzo. Use a 1-to-2 orzo to water ratio. Cook on high for 5 minutes.

• Drain any excess water and rinse the orzo in cold water to avoid it from getting sticky.

While the Orzo is cooking, chop the green onions, tomatoes and parsley.

Place 1/2-inch pieces of ham in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, to brown slightly on all sides. Set aside and allow to cool.

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Cover and chill in refrigerator for approximately one hour. Stir and serve it cold.

Tip
This salad can be made up to 8 hours in advance.