Orzo Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta

Orzo Salad With Pine Nuts And Feta Recipe

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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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15 Min
10 Min
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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

How to Make Orzo Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta


  • 1Cook orzo in boiling, salted water 7-8 minutes until al dente.
    While pasta is cooking, gather the rest of your ingredients.
  • 2Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.
    When pasta is done, drain well.
  • 3Chop the chives and parsley.
    Crumble the feta (unless it already is crumbled).
  • 4Dump 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!
  • 5I 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.

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About Orzo Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta

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

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