Colorful Orzo Pasta

Diane Audette

By
@archangel888

This is my own version of a family favorite Orzo salad recipe. It is very simple to make and takes very little time, making this the ideal dish to bring to a pot luck when you're stretched for time. I've made it twice for gatherings so far, and it was a hit both times. You can use any veggies you wish and adjust seasonings, dressing amounts to taste.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

7 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, mix together the Orzo and feta cheese. Toss with some extra virgin olive oil for mixing.
2
Add 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.
3
Smooth 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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #easy, #FRESH, #quick, #healthy