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    Orzo Pasta Salad

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    38 mins

    30 mins

    8 mins

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    This is a great recipe for potlucks--which is where I got the recipe!

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    1. 1
      Cook orzo in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite; drain.
    2. 2
      Rinse with cold water; drain well.
    3. 3
      Transfer to large bowl.
    4. 4
      Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
    5. 5
      Add crumbled feta cheese, chopped bell peppers, Kalamata olives, green onions and capers.
    6. 6
      Combine lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard and cumin in small bowl.
    7. 7
      Gradually whisk in remaining 1/2 cup olive oil.
    8. 8
      Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
    9. 9
      Add dressing to orzo mixture and toss to blend.
    10. 10
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    11. 11
      (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate).
    12. 12
      Garnish salad with pine nuts; serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 06, 2008


      I made this for a fourth of july side dish. My mom and I are the only ones who tried it though because there was sooooo much food there. I am rating this from my moms opinion because I had a cold and everything I ate tasted weird. My mom said it was very good, different from traditional pasta salad. thanks for sharing

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    • on October 15, 2002


      This was great...flavourful and enough dressing so not dry. I added more orzo and some shredded fresh spinach to the mix. Will do again. Thanks for posting Catherine

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    • on October 11, 2002


      I am not a big fan of Kalamata Olives, but after tasting this wonderful recipe, I am re-thinking their practical cooking use. The flavors in this salad are extraordinary!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Orzo Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (126 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 348.9
    Calories from Fat 196
    Total Fat 21.8 g
    Saturated Fat 5.6 g
    Cholesterol 20.0 mg
    Sodium 386.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 8.6 g

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