Make Ahead Greek Orzo Salad

"This came from my mom after I begged for the recipe. Can me made a day ahead, I think it gets better the longer it sits."
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
10-12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Prepare salad dressing.
  • Roll the basil and mint into a cigar like roll and slice thin as you can.
  • Dice the red onion.
  • Cook the orzo until it is al dente, about 9 minutes and drain.
  • While it is still hot stir in the salad dressing, then 1/2 of the crumbled feta.
  • Next stir in the spinache, mint/basil, olives and red onions. You do not need to chop the spnache as the heat from the pasta will wilt it.
  • Let it sit for a couple of hours, or even better over night.
  • Before you serve it, stir in the remaining feta and re-adjust the salt and pepper. If it seems a little dry add some olive oil.
  • Note: Go light on the salt as the feta is salty and you will be adding feta at 2 different times.

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  1. Katie -D
    This is hubby's new favourite pasta salad! I did make some changes: I felt there was too much dressing, so once I doubled the pasta and kept the amount of dressing the same and once I halved the dressing but kept the pasta amount the same. I also added about 200 g of grape tomatoes and a minced garlic to the dressing. Very nice for potlucks.
     
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