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Feta and Summer Vegetable Orzo Salad

Orzo Salad

I had a lovely delivery of Garofalo pasta a few days ago including this Orzo - a type I find impossible to buy here in North Cornwall. I decided to use it in a summer pasta salad including feta, roasted red peppers, courgettes and red onion, but you could quite easily substitute for other vegetables - tomatoes, cucumber etc. It takes all of 10 minutes to put together (and that includes pasta cooking time) so perfect for a hastily arranged summer BBQ!


FETA AND SUMMER VEGETABLE ORZO SALAD

| Serves: 2  | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Total Time: 30 Minutes |


Ingredients:

  • 1 Red Onion, sliced
  • 2 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 250g Orzo
  • 1 Courgette, halved and sliced
  • 2 roasted Red Peppers from a jar, chopped
  • 150g Feta, crumbled
  • Small handful of Mint and Parsley, chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Squeeze of Lemon Juice (optional)

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Put the sliced onion in a bowl with the red wine vinegar and oil and marinate while you cook the pasta.
  • Step 2: While the pasta is cooking quickly fry the courgette to cook through then set aside.
  • Step 3: Drain the pasta and combine with all the other ingredients and season.
  • Step 4: Keep in fridge until needed and drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil just before serving.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 28th July 2011 |


Comments

  1. I've never managed to find orzo around here either. I love feta so this salad sounds delicious.

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  2. Mmmmm, tasty salad. I don't have orzo just now, but I might whip up something similar with couscsous for lunch the next couple of days at work.

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  3. Your salad sounds heavenly Jan! Perfect for picnics!

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  4. When I discovered orzo here, there was no going back.For me it has a taste between apsta and rice and you can,as you did here,make some divine dishes with;)

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  6. You had me at "feta" - love the stuff, can't get enough of it! Like the addition of orzo too - it has more bite to it (maybe because of it's shape?) than other rice

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  7. Orzo works so well in cold salads

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