Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad

This isn't the same old pasta salad. In fact, it's got great Greek inspiration. Made from orzo pasta, fresh vegetables put a hot twist on a cold dish.

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Makes:
10 servings

Ingredients

12 oz. orzo pasta (rice-shaped pasta)

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 cups crumbled seasoned feta cheese (such as basil and tomato, about 6 oz.)
1 cup chopped red bell peppers
1 cup chopped yellow bell peppers
3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
4 green onions, chopped
2 tbsp. drained capers
3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted


Methods/steps

Cook orzo in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Transfer to large bowl and toss with 2 tbsp. olive oil. Add crumbled feta cheese, chopped bell peppers, Kalamata olives, green onions and capers.

Combine lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard and cumin in small bowl. Gradually whisk in remaining 1/2 cup olive oil; season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Add dressing to orzo mixture and toss to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Garnish salad with pine nuts and serve.

Additional Tips

Ready in 40 min 30 min prep


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