I whipped this up one day to compliment some Greek BBQ chicken legs. This recipe is great warm or cold. It's also versatile, so you can add to it whatever suits your taste.
- 1 cup orzo pasta (1/2 lb)
- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled (I used reduced fat and it was just fine)
- 6 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
- 2 vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Cook Orzo until al dente.
- While the orzo is cooking, sauté onion and garlic until softened.
- Stir in tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Turn off heat.
- Add the olives, oregano and basil to the pan and mix well.
- Add the drained orzo, crumbled feta cheese, olive oil and stir.
- Add salt and pepper to taste (keep in mind the olives are pretty salty, so you don't need to add much).
- Transfer to an oven-proof covered baking dish and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove, serve and enjoy!
It was delicious and very easy. I've already made it a second time and I'm sure I'll make it again.
Very good. left out the tomatoes cuz I ran out, but still delicious. Added some lemon juice.
Very good dish, easy to put together and takes additions/substitutions well. I added black beans for protein and used canned summer tomatoes (from our garden that I'd preserved earlier in the year) and it turned out really creamy. Very nice, a touch of butter goes a long way too.