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orzo pasta summer SALAD

You will love this easy & fun dish.  Serve on an avocado (like the picture above) or on a bed of lettuce or with some chicken or fish…I have even eaten it out of the pan!
First make the orzo according to the packaged directions and allow to cool. Season lightly with salt, pepper & EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).
Dice up whatever veggies and herbs you have on hand and gently mix with the orzo pasta (I used tomatoes, red onion, roasted red peppers and Italian parsley). I think it would be great with basil and diced mozzarella…or corn and black beans, some cumin and fresh bell pepper…or olives, cucumber, artichoke hearts and feta…it would even be great with tuna and celery for a crunchy bite. Go crazy trying new combos!
To serve in an avocado just slice it in half, score the flesh inside and pile the salad on…or just mix cubed avo with the salad and get eating!
Good to the last bite!
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mango salsa with a TWIST

Want a great twist on a classic salsa?
Simply make or purchase a fresh batch of mango salsa (for a great recipe go my friend Emma’s recipe HERE).
Add a can of rinsed black beans and diced avocado (1 half to 1 whole depending on your preference).
I like to cut a ripe avocado in half, score it while still in the shell and then scoop out the diced pieces with a large spoon! Mix gently and season with salt & pepper to taste!
Enjoy with chips or on fish tacos or grilled chicken…YUM!
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{two dips}

*For my take on a fresh “salsa” start with a ripe AVOCADO*
*add tomatoes, onions, cilantro, s&p*
*…or add beans and bell peppers*
Enjoy!*THEN … for a dip the next day*

*add store-bought salsa*
*mix it in the food processor*
*add your favorite sour cream & more s&p*
*add favorite chips & get to snacking…yum*
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