I lose track when exactly I made this Roasted Butternut Squash, Fennel Orzo Salad, but it was around the time I made Beetroot Orzo Pasta and Green Bean Salad for work. This was made in the same week as I had cooked way too much orzo.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar wither Orzo, Orzo is Italian and translates as barley from which it was originally made. These days, orzo is made from hard wheat semolina. For people like me, orzo often means rice-shaped pasta.
Talking of orzo translating as barley, a few months ago when we went to Swansea VegFest, we went into the city of Swansea and stopped at an Italian eatery for a light snack.
I had a popular Italian drink known as Caffe d'orzo, an Italian caffeine free Barley drink often drunk as a coffee substitute.
It is an acquired taste and made for an interesting change from real coffee.
Anyway, this Roasted Butternut Squash, Fennel Orzo Salad is a very simple recipe. To the cooked orzo pasta, I added roasted butternut squash and fennel, sliced black olives and red onion.
Other Butternut Squash Salad Recipes
Farro, Feta and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
Spiced Chickpeas and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
Turmeric Pasta with Blood Orange Chilli Oil
Broccoli, Butternut and cranberry Couscous Salad
I am sharing this Orzo Pasta Salad with Soups, Salads and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen.