Surdyk's Greek Orzo Salad
- Ready In:
- 3hrs 30mins
- 8 ounces dried orzo pasta (1 1/4 cups)
- 8 ounces feta cheese (cubed or coarsely crumbled)
- 1 cup chopped roma tomato
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pitted kalamata olive
- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 small garlic clove, minced (I used 2)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon snipped fresh oregano
- salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Cook pasta according package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. Put in a large bowl, cover and chill for 1-2 hours.
- Add feta, tomatoes, olives, basil, and parsley to the chilled pasta and stir to combine.
- For the dressing, place olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano in a jar with a screw-top lid. Shake vigorously to combine, then pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.
- Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
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This was such a wonderful refreshing salad. Such delicious flavors with the fresh herbs. I only changed using the Campari tomatoes being that they for me have the best tasting tomato flavor. I did add in some shrimps to make it more of a meal for a lunch and served it with some deviled eggs #438225. Everything went so very well together. Thanks for sharing your great recipe GaylaJ, this made a very yummy lunch.
I made this delicious salad for our Labor Day picnic and it was a huge hit. The only minor changes I made were: used halved grape tomatoes instead of roma because that is what I had on hand and a little extra garlic because we are garlic lovers here. The fresh lemon juice and feta gave it a nice tangy flavor. I really liked the addition of the fresh herbs also. I should have doubled the recipe because it was enjoyed and eaten up very quickly. Thanks GaylaJ for yet another great recipe.