Collection by Tina Waldus

Refreshing Summer Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 145
This summer orzo pasta salad is a wonderfully light salad for those hot summer nights. If you like, it goes well with the addition of either tuna or grilled chicken, and you can vary the amount of feta depending on your taste.

Mexican Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
This takes a little time for chopping, but for those who love Mexican food and orzo, you will love this fantastic tasting salad. It has the fresh taste of lime and cilantro!
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Greek Orzo with Feta

Rating: 4.5 stars 62
This recipe has easy ingredients and is a great light lunch or dinner! Enjoy!

Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Rating: 4 stars 88
A take on a traditional Caprese, but modified into a light summer pasta salad that goes great with anything off the grill, or just on its own. When I eat it on its own, I sometimes add about a cup of any chunked, cold sausage (I suggest pepperoni or a lighter summer sausage). Any pasta is fine, but I like the orzo's size.

Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 1559
Serve this tasty sandwich spread on crusty whole grain rolls or pita bread, with lettuce and tomato. Other raw, chopped vegetables can be substituted for the celery. Your favorite salad dressing can be substituted for the mayo.

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 560
This is a delightful salad that doesn't skimp on taste.

Israeli Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 132
Israeli salad can typically be found at the many falafel street stands all over Israel. It is served on its own as a side dish or inside a pita sandwich wrap. This fresh, light, and colorful salad is sure to become a favorite for your family. Chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and parsley combine with a drizzled dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and mint leaves. Goes great in a pita with falafel, hummus, and tahini, but also works as a side dish with any middle eastern, Greek, or even north African food.

Fresh Israeli Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Israeli salad. Use a full-flavored olive oil. Optional: add minced olives, feta cheese, or cilantro.

Spicy Forbidden Rice Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
A spicy blend of forbidden black rice, bell peppers and cashews. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 365
This is a tangy vinaigrette--wonderful on mixed greens, tomato, onion and cucumber salads. It's also good if used sparingly over steamed veggies or stir-frys. Sometimes I use traditional balsamic vinegar. However, this will produce a slightly sweeter vinaigrette.

Simple Pasta Salad Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
A simple-to-make pasta salad dressing, based on the ingredient list found on a box of pasta salad mix. My recipe is almost identical to the Italian-style pasta salad that comes from a box, but it tastes better.

Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 2084
A secret recipe that is full of zesty flavor and has everyone wanting more.