Green Orzo Salad with Cornish Sea Salt Flakes

Need some recipe inspiration using Orzo pasta? This simple pasta salad is a perfect Spring dish, finished with a zesty hit and packed with green veggies!

Green Orzo Salad with Cornish Sea Salt Flakes


  • 20g of unsalted butter
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 200g cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 garlic clove–minced
  • 250g Orzo
  • 1ltr Vegetable stock
  • 2 courgettes, grated
  • ½ bag of watercress
  • A large handful of toasted pine nuts
  • Parmesan
  • Zest of a lemon
  • Cornish Sea Salt Flakes to finish (code 5746)


  1. Add a large nob of butter to a large frying pan or shallow casserole dish.
  2. Add your leek & gently cook until softened.
  3. Finely slice your cabbage & add to the pan along with the fennel seeds & garlic clove.
  4. Gently cook for a 5 mins.
  5. Add your orzo & stir thoroughly to combine.
  6. Pour over the hot stock & cook for 10 mins with the lid off.
  7. Meanwhile grate your courgettes.
  8. Once the orzo is cooked, add half the courgette.
  9. Allow to cool & then add the remaining courgette & watercress.
  10. Serve on a platter sprinkled with Parmesan, toasted pine nuts & lemon zest and season with Cornish Sea Salt Flakes