RECIPE: Making a substitution
we had this as our starch and veggie dish tonight and thought it was wonderful in every respect except one--i really disliked the muddy color it became due to the balsamic vinegar:
Bruschetta Orzo Salad
1 cup orzo pasta
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
opt: kalamata olives, feta, tuna
3 T Balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T olive oil
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions for about 8 minutes, or until just tender; drain.
Combine dressing ingredients.
Place hot pasta in large bowl and toss with a little dressing; cool about 15 minutes, tossing occasionally.
Add remaining ingredients and dressing to bowl and toss to mix well.
Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.
i once bought a bottle of white balsamic and i'll be darned if i remember why, but i wasn't happy with the flavor. the recipe seems like a natural for lemon but it would be quite a bit sharper than the balsamic. if you were going to sub something for the balsamic, what would you use? TIA for your help!