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Forgetful Chef Makes a Salad Worth Remembering

August 18, 1988

"I saw a pasta salad recipe in a magazine in a beauty shop," Lucille Martin writes. "Forgetting some of the ingredients, I came up with a recipe that we like. This is always on the menu when we have friends in for a buffet dinner. Also, often for Sunday brunch, along with a big fresh fruit salad."


4 quarts water

3 beef bouillon cubes

2 cups orzo

3 green onions, sliced

1 cup sliced pitted black olives

1 cup thinly sliced celery

1/2 cup thinly sliced green pepper

2 large tomatoes, peeled and cubed

1 (6-ounce) jar marinated artichokes, drained and sliced

1 cup mayonnaise (or enough to coat orzo)


White pepper

Bring water and bouillon cubes to boil. Add orzo. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes, stirring several times. Drain and cool.

Combine orzo, green onions, olives, celery, green pepper, tomato and artichokes. Stir in mayonnaise. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Chill at least 2 hours. Makes about 10 cups.



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