Friday, July 25, 2014

Tomato and Feta Orzo Salad

This salad is so simple and a great addition to meals. I love it in the summer time! Easy, quick and delicious. It's also a great dish to bring to a picnic or potluck. I make a big amount and snack on it all week! 

Tomato and Feta Orzo Salad

3/4 cup of crumbled feta
2 handfuls of baby arugula 

1 pint of grape tomatoes, halved
1 jar of sundried tomatoes in oil, julienned
Juice of 1 lemon  

1 lb box orzo 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper 

Pot of boiling, salted water
Large mixing bowl
Small mixing bowl
Whisk or fork 
Wooden spoon
Measuring cups/spoons
Cutting board
Chopping knife 

Pour the box of orzo into the boiling salted water. Boil for 8-10 minutes until Al dente. Drain and cool. I was impatient so I cooled mine under cold water. Normally with pasta- this is a no-no bc the starch on the pasta helps dressing/sauces stick. But with this salad- I always do it bc I usually want to eat it right away. 

Add the cooled orzo to the large mixing bowl with the arugula, feta, sundried and grape tomatoes and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of black pepper. 

In the small mixing bowl add the lemon juice, olive oil and remaining 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of black pepper. Whisk together and pour over the salad. Mix dressing into the salad and enjoy! 

I polished off my kale and corn quiche with this salad yesterday. It was de-li-cous!! This really is a great and super easy recipe to have in your back pocket. Hope you love it as much as I do! Xo

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