This Spanish Orzo Salad is loaded with crabmeat, green olives, and Sazon seasoning. It is simple to make and full of flavor.
My friend Maria Alifonso made this Spanish Orzo Salad for me once and I fell in love with it. Her Spanish Orzo Salad is made with crabmeat, green olives, and Sazon seasoning. It is simple to make and absolutely delicious.
Maria introduced me to the wonderful seasoning called Sazon from Goya. It is the key ingredient to this orzo salad. It is what gives it that amazing flavor. Sazon is a seasoned salt found in the Spanish and Mexican Markets. The salt is combined primarily with cilantro, achiote, and garlic. It is typically added to meats, fish, poultry, and stews.
I generally do not have a hard time finding Sazon in the International Section in most grocery stores. I have seen it at Harris Teeter and Food Lion. I am told it is a wonderful to add in beans.
This Spanish Orzo Salad is perfect as a meal in itself, but it also makes a great side dish for cookouts and family gatherings. Try it out! I know you will like it also!
If you like this recipe, check out: Spanish Garlic Shrimp, Healthy Feta Quinoa Salad , and Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad with Capers and Olives.
Spanish Orzo Salad Recipe
- 16 oz Orzo
- 14 oz Crabmeat
- 1½ Cups Chopped Tomato
- 1½ Cups Chopped Cucumber
- ½ Cup Finely Chopped Onion
- 8 oz Jar Green Olives Drained
- 2 Packets of Sazon Goya
- ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
- ½ Cup White Wine Vinegar
- ¾ Cup Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Cook Orzo according to directions.
- Add in crabmeat, tomato, cucumber, onion, and green olives to the orzo.
- Mix together Sazon, lemon juice, vinegar, and olive oil in a separate bowl.
- Add to pasta combination. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Refrigerate an hour or more before serving. Serve cold.