Easy Orzo Salad
Cooking’s always an effort for me, so whenever I come across a delicious, easy recipe, I like to share it. Orzo salad is my new favorite summer meal. I like doubling it and eating it for lunch all week long. And—fair warning—I plan on bringing it to every potluck barbeque that I go to. Thanks to Delicious Dishes for the recipe. Enjoy!
1/2 pound orzo
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup basil
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
1/4 pound feta cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
salt and pepper to taste
- Boil orzo 6-8 minutes, drain, and rinse with cool water.
- Toast pine nuts in skillet.
- Mince garlic and chiffonade basil. Whisk together garlic, vinegar, oil, and sugar, and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Quarter and salt and pepper the cherry tomatoes. Crumble the feta. Toss everything together with the cooled orzo.
By the way, the dressing may be the most delicious one I’ve ever made. (I think sugar may have been the ingredient I was missing before.) I make extra to keep in the fridge for salads.
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Posted: July 13th, 2010 under Food.
Tags: orzo salad with feta and cherry tomatoes, pasta salad recipe, summer recipes, we just can't keep up with our basil plants this year