Fresh Mozzarella Winter Orzo Salad with Roasted Grapefruit and Tangerine
1lb orzo pasta
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
juice from half a lemon
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 large beet, peeled
1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced
1 tangerine, peeled and sliced
3-4 slices Natural and Kosher fresh mozzarella
parsley, for garnish
Preheat oven to 400F. Place the beet on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 40-45 minutes or until a fork easily pierces through. Meanwhile prepare pasta according to package instruction.
Once the pasta is cooked, drain and toss in olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Fifteen minutes before the beet is cooked, place the grapefruit and tangerine slices on the baking sheet to roast. Cook them until the edges are nicely caramelized, about 15-20 minutes. Remove the beet and citrus and let cool. With gloved hands, dice the beets.
To assemble the salad, toss the orzo with the grapefruit and tangerine slices as well as the beets. With your hands, tear the mozzarella slices and sprinkle throughout. Lastly, garnish with the parsley and serve. This salad can be served warm, room temperature or cold. Enjoy.the kosher spoon : fresh mozzarella winter orzo salad with roasted grapefruit and tangerine