I originally posted this so long ago on my first blog Aqua Sunday. I make this all the time to bring to gatherings and everyone asks for the recipe, my daughter's school just says "you'll bring your orzo salad right?" well yesterday I told my sister that it was on my blog when she asked for the recipe and she said she couldn't find it...oops wrong blog, so I moved it hereto my food blog where it belongs.
I first bought something like this at the Granary in their deli area. All I had was a list of ingredients, but I liked it because it had lemon juice instead of vinegar. It was a really nice pasta salad so I added a few other ingredients and tweaked it a bit the way I liked it. I do make a similar salad using Quinoa I sometimes add tomatoes to that. So feel free to do the same thing add what you like.
It's nice for a light summer lunch or a side dish. Again I had to measure when I made it, usually I just toss the ingredients in. So here it goes.
Greek Orzo Pasta Salad
1 C orzo (uncooked) cooked per package directions
1/4 C Greek Olive Oil (you don't have to use Greek olive oil, but you should try it. it's great).
2 T lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp marjoram (or you can use oregano)
1/2 tsp mint
1 clove garlic minced (or granulated garlic works really nice here)
1/2 cup spinach leaves chiffonade
1 2.25oz can sliced black olives (or 2oz Greek olives, sliced)
4 oz Feta Cheese
sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Feel free to add grape tomatoes, or cucumbers if that is what you like.
Set cooked orzo aside and let it cool some. In another bowl whisk olive oil, lemon juice and herbs. Toss with remaining ingredients, end with salt and pepper. Let cool in refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Quick, easy and tasty!
(Karen it's on my blog now! Sorry for the delay!)
Hi Lyndsey, your pasta look appetizing. Love that cute bowl. :)ReplyDelete
This looks so light and tasty! Thanks for reposting here Lyndsey, it is now on my summer's must make list!ReplyDelete
It does seem to be asked back to the party often!Delete
This is my kind of pasta...simple and tasty.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend, Lyndsey.
Thank you AngieDelete
Everything I love, all in one bowl.ReplyDelete
Makes me smile! :)Delete
That sounds fantastic, I have saved it and will make it very soon. Will just have to keep the cheese separate for me, my husband has a thing about feta cheese! Hope you are well and life is getting back to normal or as normal as possible. Take care DianeReplyDelete
Thanks Diane, this is so easy to adjust how you or your husband likes it. The big chunks of feta photograph well, but you can use whatever you want.Delete
Lyndsey, Orzo pasta is such a great choice for a pasta salad, and what better type could be...no other than Greek, with the Feta cheese. A wonderful way to make a crowd happy, and less work in a hot kitchen.ReplyDelete
I hope you are well, and starting to getting back to a normal way of life...although, what is NORMAL? Only through time and the 'grace of God' can healing continue! xo
I like to make it with the try color orzo too, it was hard to find at first. It is an easy dish to bring and you know they like it if they ask for the recipe and then actually make it. :)Delete
Thank you Elisabeth, it is certainly and different normal, and it's hard to go through each day without shedding a tear or thinking of my dear parents. your support is so helpful.
Lyndsey, I'm afraid I am not a fan of cheese. But nevertheless, your pasta salad does look very good. And I love that pretty bowl too!ReplyDelete
You can definitely skip the cheese...I've made it without cheese before, it's a very versatile recipe.Delete
Lyndsey, I just came from Phong Hong's blog and here I see another great salad recipe. Thanks for another salad recipe to add on into my salad recipe folder.ReplyDelete
This salad looks delicious Lyndsey! I will have to try it.ReplyDelete
Glad to see you back to blogging. I missed your posts. Hope you are all healing.