Where I come from, the term "salad" means anything with jello, mayo, noodles, fruit, and sometimes all of the above.  It definitely has nothing to do with lettuce - unless that lettuce is mixed with carrots and marshmallows and set in lime Jell-o.  

The Man, coming from the Chicago suburbs, was in for quite a surprise when we had his first potluck dinner (that's another small town midwest thing that demands its own explanation).  Poor guy.  That's okay, I don't pronounce "italian" correctly and I once called the Bears the Cubs - oh my, what a social blunderer I am.

Anyhow...I put leftover steak in my salads, no lettuce.  I recommend that, but it's just as good without the steak (haha).

3/4 cup orzo pasta
1 head broccoli 

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 T sugar or honey
1/4 tsp. Greek seasoning 
1/8 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper or hot sauce

In a bowl, mix the sauce ingredients together.  Cover and refrigerate.

Cook the orzo until tender and drain in cold water.

Add the orzo and the broccoli to the sauce mixture and stir together.  You can eat it right away, but it's better the second day, after the flavors have had time to meld together.  Either way, it tastes like creamy comfort food (but it has broccoli in it so it's healthy, right?)

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