BLT Orzo Salad

One thing we love about this time of year? The produce is amazing!

Even our pickiest eaters love to bite into a late summer grape tomato, and we can afford to get more creative and ride that produce momentum! Maybe you know exactly what we’re talking about. And if not, it’s astonishing what you can throw together from Target. When we were there last week, we were inspired to make something with orzo, with bacon, and with vegetables. Then before we knew it, we had the best inspiration! BLT Orzo Salad. Easy, unique, DELICIOUS. We have a winner!

We were pleasantly surprised, but not too surprised, to see that Target had everything we needed! Their vast produce/grocery sections helped us to locate items fast to make this amazing recipe. These are the products we used, but if you’re not able to find these exact brands at your Target, there will most likely be all of these ingredients, just the same. It will taste great no matter what!

Organic Balsamic Dressing 16 fl oz – Simply Balanced™


Ready Pac Baby Arugula & Baby Greens 5 oz


Barilla® Orzo Enriched Macaroni Product 1 lb

Oscar Mayer Smoked Cured Turkey Bacon with Sea Salt 11.5 oz

Shaved Parmesan Cheese 5oz – Archer Farms™

Tomato Medley Pack 9oz


And that’s it! You need these amazing, easy-to-find ingredients to make your BLT Orzo Salad. The BLT theme in dishes is such a timeless classic, that I couldn’t resist trying out this new recipe. It’s fresh, colorful and fun. You can put your own spin on it, or follow it just like in my instructions:


BLT Orzo Salad


2 cups of orzo, cooked per package

4 slices of turkey bacon, cooked and roughly chopped

1 cup of grape tomatoes, halved

1 ½ cup of arugula, roughly chopped

3-4 tablespoons of shaved parmesan cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese (I used parmesan)

2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette


  1. In a large bowl, add in all the ingredients, and gently fold it together. Add in additional balsamic vinaigrette, if desired.

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