Mediterranean Orzo Salad - Iowa Girl Eats

Mediterranean Orzo Salad - Iowa Girl Eats

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DescriptionMediterranean Orzo Salad is a simple vegetarian side dish recipe that's packed with fresh and zesty flavors.

  • 6oz dry gluten free or regular orzo pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup pitted gluten-free kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons gluten-free capers
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, lots
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package then drain and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. For the Lemon Dressing: combine lemon juice, salt, pepper, honey and garlic in a food processor then process while slowly drizzling in olive oil. Taste then add more salt and pepper if necessary.
  3. Combine cooked pasta with remaining ingredients then drizzle with enough dressing to coat. Toss then serve, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Ingredients

  • 6oz dry gluten free or regular orzo pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup pitted gluten-free kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons gluten-free capers
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, lots
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package then drain and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. For the Lemon Dressing: combine lemon juice, salt, pepper, honey and garlic in a food processor then process while slowly drizzling in olive oil. Taste then add more salt and pepper if necessary.
  3. Combine cooked pasta with remaining ingredients then drizzle with enough dressing to coat. Toss then serve, or refrigerate until ready to serve.