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Orzo with California Figs, Gorgonzola, & Prosciutto

Cold pasta salads like our fig orzo pasta recipe are a classic. Tossed with gorgonzola and California dried figs, slices of prosciutto thread orzo pasta.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Orzo Pasta, Orzo Pasta Recipe
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound orzo rice shaped pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped spinach leaves packed
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese

Instructions

  • Cook orzo according to package. Set aside. In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, about 1 minute. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in figs and prosciutto and cook 1 minute longer. Add pasta, stirring to combine. Pour in chicken broth and cook until most of the liquid has absorbed, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Makes about 7 cups (8-10 servings).

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 0.8mg