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Greek Orzo Salad

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Jan 10, 2017

Greek Orzo Salad
  1. PREP
  2. 20 m
  • COOK
  • 16 m
  • TOTAL
  • 36 m

Pasta is a good source of dietary fiber, which promotes digestive health. Just be sure to select a whole-grain version. With whole-grain pasta you get double the protein and calcium found in the white stuff.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 4

  • 1 cup Orzo, 100% Whole Wheat
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1/2 cup Light Feta Cheese
  • 10 peppers Pepperoncini
  • 10 Kalamata Olives, Pitted
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, Raw Fresh

DIRECTIONS

1 Bring a pot of water to a boil. Salt water, then cook pasta for 8 minutes (until al dente). Rinse with cold water, drain and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
2 Halve tomatoes. Chop cucumbers, onions and feta. Slice pepperoncini and olives. Add everything to a large bowl.
3 Whisk remaining olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Add chopped herbs and adjust seasoning.
4 Toss pasta in half the dressing. Toss the chopped vegetables and cheese with the remaining dressing. 5. Combine, toss gently and serve.
5 PC: Arthur Bovino