Orzo and Corn Salad

1 head organic butter lettuce, chopped
1 cup organic orzo, uncooked
1 tsp organic olive oil
1 cup organic corn fresh, frozen or canned
2 cups organic tomatoes, chopped
1 organic cucumber, chopped
1 organic bell pepper, chopped
3 organic green onions, chopped
1/2 cup organic parsley
3/4 cup organic cheddar cheese (optional)
1/3 cup organic olive oil
2 tbsp organic lemon juice
1 tbsp organic balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp organic garlic powder
1/2 tsp organic chili flakes
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp organic freshly ground black pepper

  1. Cook the orzo according to package instructions. Let cool before using.
  2. In a pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the corn. Cook corn for about 5 minutes or until slightly browning.
  3. In a large bowl, add the lettuce, orzo, corn, tomatoes, cucumber, green onion, bell pepper, parsley and cheese, if using. Toss everything together.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until it starts to emulsify, then pour over the salad and toss.