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August 11, 2010

Greek Inspired Orzo Salad

I was in the mood for some orzo salad today so I checked the fridge and pantry to see what I could throw together.  If you've never made orzo salad before, you must try it.  It's super easy, fast and you can easily make it ahead of time and serve it at a get-together.  Great for brunch, lunch and dinner.



Here's what I came up with. {full recipe below}


I rolled up the spinach leaves together and them sliced.  Just like you would basil.


Chop the artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes.




Peel one clove of garlic.  Remember this cool gadget?




Meanwhile, boil a pot of salted water.  Add 1/2 cup of orzo {whole wheat if you can find it, I used regular today} and boil for 9 minutes or so.


Drain, rinse with cold water and throw all the ingredients together and refrigerate.


This was so light and refreshing to eat for lunch.  I don't know why I don't make it more often!




Greek Inspired Orzo Salad

1/2 cup orzo {whole wheat}  I have a difficult time finding whole wheat orzo where I live so I used regular
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 T lime juice
1/8 tsp. ground pepper
1 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/3 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
1 cup baby spinach, chopped

Boil salted water and add orzo pasta.  Boil for 9 minutes. 
Chop artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, and spinach. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and feta.
Drain and rinse orzo with cold water.  Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate.

Enjoy!

Happy Wednesday!



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