Thursday, July 14, 2011

Minty Orzo Salad with Feta

Summer time is the perfect season for cold pasta salads, so this year I've tried a few new recipes to broaden my salad horizons. This salad is refreshing and delicious. It takes advantage of the mint I have growing all over my backyard, too.

Here's what you need:

1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 tomato, chopped
1 small cucumber, seeded and diced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
1 TBSP lemon juice
3 TBSP chopped mint
3 TBSP chopped dill
salt and pepper, to taste

Cook the orzo pasta according to the package directions. Rinse and allow to cool. While the pasta is cooling, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, mint and dill together. Pour over the pasta and stir in the tomato, cucumber and feta. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill for an hour before serving.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Marsha,
    What a wonderful fresh summertime salad. We would really enjoy your salad. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen