Orzo Summer Salad

{{ orzo summer salad }}

Another super simple, super tasty recipe that our family loves.

2 cups cooked orzo
1 ½ cups cherry/grape tomatoes
½ cup scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt & pepper, to taste
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts*

…….

Combine orzo, tomatoes, onions and basil in a large bowl.

Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and add to orzo mixture.

Stir in feta crumbles.

Chill for at least 2-3 hours.  Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Note ~ to toast pine nuts:  add 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat and saute nuts with a pinch of salt.  Stirring frequently until lightly golden brown, about 2 minutes.

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3 thoughts on “Orzo Summer Salad

  1. I love salads like these! They are perfect with grilled chicken or fish!

  2. YUM! I’ll be trying this one soon! Love how easy it sounds and it looks wonderful! 🙂

  3. I make a very similar orzo salad, and it’s my all time favorite summer pasta salad. It’s not heavy like other heavily oil laden, large pasta shell types. This is refreshing & light.
    Cheers!

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