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Asian Cabbage Orzo Salad

Asian Cabbage Orzo Salad

The flavors you’d expect from a takeout meal are all here in a healthy Zone dish that’s easy to make at home. Visit our Zone Pasta section to order Zone PastaRx Orzo.
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  • 1/4 cup Zone PastaRx Orzo
  • 1 tsp Dr. Sears’ Zone Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Asian Fish Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Fresh-Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 2 tsp Water
  • 1/2 tsp A Taste of Thai® Red Curry Paste
  • 1 1/4 cups packed)
  • 2 Tbsp Red Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp Red Bell Pepper (cut in thin strips)
  • 1/4 cup Green Bell Pepper (cut in thin strips)
  • 1/4 cup Cucumber (cut in thin strips)
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts (coarsely chopped or substitute with sesame seeds)
  • 3 Tbsp Cilantro













  1. Prepare Zone PastaRx Orzo according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse in cold water to stop cooking, drain again. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a separate bowl, large enough to hold all ingredients, whisk the olive oil with the fish sauce, lime zest, lime juice, water, and red curry paste.
  4. Add the cabbage, onion, peppers and cucumber. Toss until evenly coated. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes, until the cabbage is very slightly wilted.
  5. Add the orzo and toss the salad. Top with the peanuts and cilantro and serve with a lime wedge.
Note: The Asian dressing can be refrigerated overnight.

Zone Products In This Recipe:

Dr. Sears’ Zone PastaRx® Orzo - 1 Package

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$14.36 Advantage price

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Dr. Sears’ Zone Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 16.9 fl oz bottle

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