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Greek Orzo Salad with Feta

This Greek orzo salad with feta just screams summer and practically forces you to invite some friends over to your place for a cookout. This salad is quick to make, full of fresh and simple ingredients, and so deliciously sunshiney. 

It’s so easy to throw this Greek orzo salad with feta together a few hours before a barbeque and have it ready to go when the other food comes off the grill. That way, you can cut down on prep time and actually enjoy your get together with friends. Pull out that bottle of crisp white wine and some appetizers and BE part of the fun instead of cooking while your friends have fun without you.

Ingredients:

Salad:

8 oz. orzo pasta

1 large cucumber, diced

1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved

½ c. kalamata olives

5-6 green onions, chopped

½ c. fresh parsley, chopped

½ c. feta cheese, crumbled

Dressing:

⅓ c. olive oil

Juice from 1 lemon

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the orzo according to package directions. Drain and allow it to cool. 

In a large serving bowl, combine orzo, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olives, green onions, parsley and feta cheese. 

To make the dressing, whisk together all of the ingredients. 

Pour the dressing over the salad, toss to combine and serve.

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