Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Recipe by Canadian Living

Orzo is my favourite type of pasta to use in pasta salads. It's light and satisfying and doesn't overpower the salad. This salad is your perfect summer picnic salad!

What you'll need
2 cups Orzo pasta
1/4 cup Lemon juice
1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp Liquid honey
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
Pinch Dried oregano 
1 Sweet red pepper, diced
1 cup English cucumber, cored and diced
3/4 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted (chopped or whole, whatever you prefer)
1/3 cup Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/4 cup Fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup Red onion, diced

How to
1.  In large pot of boiling lightly salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, about 7 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain again.

2.  In large bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, honey, salt, pepper and oregano. Add pasta, red pepper, cucumber, feta, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley and onion; stir to combine.

1 comment:

Heather B {dreaming big} said...

I makes something similar to this but I love the dressing here! So light and fresh. I was just using olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but this is a nice switch up.