Ayurvedic Strawberry Kale Orzo Salad

By Angela Glaz

500 Hour E-RYT and Founder of Eka Yoga

As we move into the summer months and the outside temperature begins to rise so does our inside temperature.  Ayurveda, a Hindu medical system that uses yoga, diet, and herbal formulas to bring wellness and balance to an individual’s entire well-being, believes that this heat increases our Pitta or our fire and water elements. To decrease excess Pitta, one should eat foods that are cooling, dry, hearty, and energizing.  This salad is just what the doctor ordered.

Serves: 4

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

 

Salad Ingredients

4 cups water

2 cups Farmigo’s Mediterranean and herb orzo

½ a head of kale

2 cups strawberries

½ cup cashews

 

Dressing Ingredients

2 tbs. olive oil

3 tbs. apple cider vinegar

1 tsp. black pepper

Salt to taste

 

Directions

Add orzo to 4 cups of boiling water.  Boil for 2 minutes.  Turn heat to low, cover, and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until orzo is al dente.  After cooking, place orzo into a bowl and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or until cool.

 

While orzo is cooling, chop kale into bite size pieces and slice strawberries.

Prepare dressing by whisking olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper together.

Add kale, strawberries, cashews, orzo, and dressing into a large mixing bowl, toss, and serve!