Pasta Salad With Prosciutto

This makes a refreshing salad to present to family and friends. Not everyone has had this one before, so here’s another “damn I can do this” dish.


  • 3/4 lb. uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/3 cup fresh peas
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 100 grams prosciutto, cooked and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh white button mushrooms
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup slivered fresh basil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled

Bring water to the boil; and cook the orzo according to package instructions. Strain and let cool.

In a mixing bowl, add the peas, tomatoes, mushrooms and prosciutto. Stir in the olive oil and lemon. Add the basil, cheese, salt and pepper. Toss well to coat.

Serve with a Chardonnay.


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