Greek Orzo Salad

This afternoon we are headed to our friends' home for a pool party/cookout.  It is still 90 plus degrees at the end of September so I wanted to bring something light, yet delicious, that even the kiddos would love.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 container of orzo (or in this case I found tiny pasta shaped as flowers) boiled/strained and then cooled
  • 4-5 small english cucumbers, the kind you don't have to peel or seed, diced
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes cut into fourths
  • 1 5-6oz container of feta cheese, crumbled

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Fresco Greek Blend
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients for dressing in a bowl, being sure to mix well.  Next, combine cooled pasta and all other salad ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour dressing over combined ingredients and finish by seasoning with a teaspoon or two of Fresco Rustic Greek sprinkled over the top much like a finishing salt.

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Fresco Greek and Rustic Greek are very similar blends and can be interchanged.  The difference between the two is the grind size of the ingredients.  Our rustic Greek blend has a much larger grind and a more pronounced garlic flavor.  That is why Rustic Greek belongs in our Gold, Garlic Lovers blends.

On a side note:  This salad was even better left over the following day.  The dressing was fully absorbed by the pasta as well as the veggies and it was just delicious!

 

 

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