Monday, September 20, 2010

Orzo Salad Recipe

This recipe and picture were passed onto me from my friend, Lindsay.  This salad is delicious, and tastes great for several days after making it.  It would be great for any occassion, even a potluck.

Summer Orzo Salad with Tomatoes, Feta and Green Onions
From Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2009

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp honey

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/2 cup olive oil

Whisk above together to make vinaigrette, set aside.

Cook one box of orzo pasta according to directions on box.

Drain and cool by running cold water over the pasta.

Add vinaigrette; toss to coat.

Add the following:
2 cups halved grape tomatoes
1 1/2 cups crumbled Feta cheese
1 bunch chopped green onions
1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Toss all above ingredients.

(optional) Lightly toast 1/2 cup of pine nuts and toss with the orzo just before serving at room temperature.


PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I still need to make this. Hope all is well!

Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe Kris -- it looks wonderful!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

joan said...

Thanks for the recipe... I love new salad recipes...