Orzo Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta
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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- 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
While pasta is cooking, gather the rest of your ingredients.
When pasta is done, drain well.
Crumble the feta (unless it already is crumbled).
Add the rest of the ingredients to the orzo.
Add the dressing and toss everything together.
Chill. Eat. Enjoy!
This is not only tasty...it is a very pretty dish.