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Orzo and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars
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"A cold pasta salad with orzo, green olives, feta cheese, parsley, dill, tomato, olive oil, and lemon juice. If you don't have fresh herbs, use 1 teaspoon dried. As a personal chef, I can let you know that my clients love this dish."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 329
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain, and rinse with cold water.
  2. When orzo is cool, transfer to a medium bowl and mix in olives, feta cheese, parsley, dill, and tomato. In a small bowl, whisk together oil and lemon juice. Pour over pasta, and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 329 calories; 19.6 28.1 10.9 37 614 Full nutrition

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This is a delicious recipe that has quickly become a favorite of my family. The only thing I change is I use half the oil, and for more flavor add two cloves of garlic, pressed. I have taken t...

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Well, first hint, don't use dried dill.. tastes like sticks in the salad. Interesting, but missing something, maybe more olives, maybe some italian dressing instead of lemon/vinegar combo.. I d...

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This is a delicious recipe that has quickly become a favorite of my family. The only thing I change is I use half the oil, and for more flavor add two cloves of garlic, pressed. I have taken t...

This is a light refreshing salad. Its a great dish, especially if you enjoy tomatoes and feta. I recommend trying to eat it quickly as if its in the fridge for more than a couple days it starts ...

Brought this to a friend's BBQ and it received rave reviews! I subbed black olives for the green and loved the taste.

Delicious! I added three tomatoes instead of one and less olive-oil (extra light). Fresh herbs really make it good! Be careful with adding salt: olives and feta are already salty.

Excellent as a side dish . Will use dried dill and parsley next time. The fresh herbs tasted too grassy. I added some chopped marinated artichoke hearts and its liquid, chopped cukes and a coup...

This was a very tasty salad. I love orzo and feta so I thought it would be. I didn't use as much olive oil as the recipe called for and it was still yummy! Thanks, Sabrina, for another great ...

A very unique salad to serve at a garden luncheon or picnic. Go easy on the feta cheese as it is quite salty if you use too much. mmm...

Delicious pasta salad! I've been looking for a nice dry pasta salad using dill and feta and this is IT! I don't think I'll be making any other pasta salads for a long time. This was perfect. I a...

This recipe is fabulous. Such great flavors all in one simple salad. I just cut the amount of olive oil in half to cut down on the fat. It's great!