Mediterranean Pilaf Salad

"Recipe created by Chef Marc Orfaly of Boston’s Pigalle Restaurant."
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  • In a medium saucepan, add rice pilaf mix, broth and contents of Spice Sack; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • While pilaf cooks, prepare vinaigrette by whisking all ingredients together; set aside.
  • Remove cooked pilaf from heat. Stir in vinaigrette.
  • Stir in olives, parsley, green onion and pine nuts.
  • Gently fold in feta and tomatoes.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • If desired, refrigerate and serve slightly chilled.
  • Cook’s Note: Regular chicken broth, vegetable broth or water can be substituted for the reduced-sodium chicken broth.

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  1. We really enjoyed this salad it was very flavorful. This is a nice combination between the pilaf and the vegetables, I hope you don't mind but I added a little bit of cucumber. I am looking forward to having leftovers tomorrow. This is very tasty. Thankyou!!!!
  2. This salad is full of all the flavors we like best & is great visually. You look at it & know you are gonna love it! I was able to skip the early part of the prep as I found a pre-cooked pkg of rice that I microwaved for 2 min, so I moved right into the salad assembly. I used just half of the vinaigrette to suit a DH pers pref. I served this as our dinner meal at room temp over a bed of mixed greens & the 2 of us ate all of it in 1 sitting. Loved using the pine nuts I just discovered at my bargain grocery store! Thx for sharing this recipe w/a destiny to be repeated. :-)


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