Here's is my favorite salad recipe, perfect for a picnic.
Yummy Yummy Orzo Chicken Salad
* 1 cup orzo
* 1/2 t ground cumin
* 1 1/2 t chopped fresh parsley leaves
* 2 T chopped walnuts
* 8 oz smoked boneless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
* 4 c red grapes, halved
* 1/4 c pink grapefruit juice
* 1 T fresh lemon juice
* 1/4 c fresh lime juice
* 1/2 c packed fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
* 1/2 t curry powder
Cook orzo according to package directions. Stir in cumin and parsley and salt to taste. Let cool to room temperature.
To toast walnuts, heat a dry pan over medium heat. Add walnuts and shake or stir 6 or 7 minutes, until lightly browned.
In a bowl, toss chicken, grapes, juices, basil, and curry and salt and pepper to taste.
Add orzo and chill! When ready to serve sprinkle salad with walnuts.
You're welcome! Leave your favorite picnic recipe in the comments.