Tomato and Orzo Salad

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By Susan Matthews
from Wilmington, NC

Sounds so good I wanted to post this! I love fresh tomatoes!!

prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients

  • salt
  • 1 1/4 c
    orzo pasta
  • 1/2 lb
    green beans, trimmed and cut in thirds
  • 2 lg
    lemons
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tsp
    oregano, fresh chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 lb
    ripe tomatoes cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 oz
    ricotta salata cheese crumbled or parmesan cheese shaved
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How To Make

  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan, heat 3 quarts of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add orzo; heat to boiling and cook 4 minutes. Add green beans and cook until orzo and beans are tender, about 4 minutes longer. Drain well.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, from lemons, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 1/4 cup juice. In large bowl, with wire whisk, mix oil, oregano, 3/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and lemon peel and juice until blended.
  • 3
    Add warm orzo and beans to dressing in bowl and toss well. Gently stir in tomatoes and cheese.
  • 4
    Each serving: About 340 calories, 12g protein, 44g carbohydrate, 14 total fat (6g sat.), 26mg cholesterol, 1,010mg sodium.

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