Colorful Orzo Pasta
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- 1 lb
- cooked orzo, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 c
- each: diced red onions, peppers (yellow, red, green, orange); tomatoes, black olives. reserve a few whole olives, and diced peppers for garnish.
- 1/4 c
- chopped scallions
- 3/4 c
- crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 c
- extra virgin olive oil mixed with 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon basil paste 1/2 tsp cilantro paste
- salt and pepper
1In a large bowl, mix together the Orzo and feta cheese. Toss with some extra virgin olive oil for mixing.
2Add the diced onions, peppers, tomatoes and olives, mixing well. Add the olive oil lemon juice mixture and toss pasta salad until everything is well blended.
3Smooth the salad with a large spoon, then decorate edge of bowl with olives and peppers as shown, putting chopped scallions in the center. Chill until ready to serve.