Confetti Orzo Salad

Confetti Orzo Salad | ChopChop


Doesn’t the word “confetti” give you a happy kind of parade feeling? Us too. Orzo is a small rice-shaped pasta that’s fun to eat. Get whole-wheat orzo if you can find it, since it’s more flavorful and healthy.


Hands-on time: 45 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Makes: 6 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Cutting board
Grater (adult needed)
Mixing bowl
Wooden spoon or rubber spatula


3 cups
cooked orzo, cooled
1⁄4 cup
lightly toasted walnuts, chopped
small zucchini, grated or chopped
carrot, grated or sliced
1⁄4 cup
fresh basil leaves, chopped
cherry tomatoes, quartered
1⁄4 cup
1⁄4 cup
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 1⁄2 tablespoon
lemon juice
2 tablespoons
olive oil
1⁄2 teaspoon


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the mixing bowl and stir well.
  2. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.


Fancy That! Add or substitute mushrooms, olives, onions, cucumbers or any other vegetable you like!