Orzo Salad With Pine Nuts And Feta Recipe

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Orzo Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta

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@BirdieGal

This salad couldn't be easier but packed full of flavor with just a few ingredients.
My 15 year old daughter requests (demands? begs? holds her breath til she turns blue?) this salad on a weekly basis she loves it that much. I love it as well but luckily it is easily doubled or I would NEVER GET ANY!
We like it on its own for a light meat - especially during this time of year - but it is wonderful paired with some grilled shrimp and a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio ( for me, not her).

I was going to make it today, but I have no feta. I MUST make it tomorrow so I will post a photo then.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
orzo pasta
5 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/2 c
olive oil
1/2 - 3/4 c
pine nuts, toasted
1 1/2 c
feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 c
chives, minced
1/4 c
italian parsley, chopped
3/4 c
kalamata (greek) olives, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook orzo in boiling, salted water 7-8 minutes until al dente.
While pasta is cooking, gather the rest of your ingredients.
2
Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.
When pasta is done, drain well.
3
Chop the chives and parsley.
Crumble the feta (unless it already is crumbled).
4
Dump the cooked orzo into a bowl (I like to use a pretty crystal one for this salad, I don't know why).
Add the rest of the ingredients to the orzo.
Add the dressing and toss everything together.
Chill. Eat. Enjoy!
5
I make an extra batch of dressing to keep on hand if the orzo soaks up too much or dries out a bit while in the fridge.

This is not only tasty...it is a very pretty dish.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #easy, #greek, #lite, #flavorful