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Blueberry Peach Orzo
Looking for a seasonal side dish? Lime-kissed orzo pasta is studded with fresh juicy peaches and succulent blueberries. Tender peppery arugula leaves offset the fruity sweetness creating a perfect balance of flavors. Yes, Blueberry Peach Orzo is seasonal and fabulously delicious too! Peaches are filled with health promoting compounds, minerals, and vitamins. Blueberries, the ever-popular super food, are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Arugula, also known as rocket, is brimming with vitamins A, B, C and K as well as folates and minerals. Cooking with seasonal fruit and greens isn’t just colorful, it’s healthy too! Eating a rainbow of colors is the way to go. Be sure to eat your rainbow today, starting with Blueberry Peach Orzo!
Summer Fruit Recipes
With bushels of blueberries and peaches readily available, be sure to add these recipes to your menu this season. Glazed Blueberry Hand Pies, are a versatile hand pie can be your dessert, your breakfast or your snack! Blueberry Peach Pecan Crisp is juicy sweetness smothered under a buttery sweet cinnamon topping makes for a beautiful summer evening. And when it’s too hot to bake your dessert, Grilled Peach Cheesecake Parfaits are the perfect choice. A no-bake cheesecake mousse topped with grilled fresh peaches from this summer’s bounty. Spiced Rum Peach Lemonade Sorbet, a homemade peach lemonade that’s frozen to perfection is the dessert I love when it’s time to cool off on a warm summer evening. But I’ll never turn down a bowl of homemade no churn Peach N Cream Ice Cream made with fresh peaches and a hint of vanilla. My award winning Bourbon Peach Cheesecake Mousse will be a winner on your table too! A pecan graham crust and Bourbon peaches give this no-bake cheesecake mousse recipe it’s southern flair
Blueberry Peach Orzo is filled with lime-kissed orzo pasta is studded with fresh juicy peaches and succulent blueberries. Tender peppery arugula leaves offset the fruity sweetness creating a perfect balance of flavors.
In serving bowl combine olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, sugar, kosher salt and pepper until blended.
Stir in orzo, peaches, arugula and blueberries, tossing until evenly coated.
Makes 7 cups.