Orzo & Summer Squash with Ranch Dressing
For an easy summer side dish, combine orzo pasta and summer squash with creamy ranch dressing.
As an excellent source of manganese and a good source of vitamin C, summer squash provides antioxidant nutrients. And when it comes to your eyes, don’t just think carrots — summer squash promotes eye health, too.
Test Kitchen Tip
So the squash is crisp-tender, boil it just 2 minutes with the orzo.
Cook orzo in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions, adding squash to the pot during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain orzo and squash, rinse with cold water, drain again, then transfer to a bowl.
Whisk together mayonnaise, ranch seasoning, and parsley; stir into orzo mixture, season with salt and pepper, and chill until ready to serve.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 684mg 28%
Carbs 48g 16%
Fiber 3g 12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.