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Friday, November 09, 2007

THE Orzo Salad Recipe!

I love this salad. I got the recipe from my best friend maybe two weeks ago, and I've made it three times already. It's nice and filling, healthy, and I've discovered you can toss it in a pita pocket or a tortilla, and it's even better! The recipe comes from Prevention Magazine's website. To see the article that goes with the recipe, click here.

Here are the ingredients with some of my fascinating commentary mixed in:

2/3 cup Orzo pasta (I measured it uncooked, then cooked it to package directions.)
1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped orange bell pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped and seeded tomatoes
1/4 cup quartered sun dried tomatoes (not in oil. Also, I finely chopped mine. I like the overall texture.)
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup chopped watercress (I couldn't find this. I used dandelion greens, but spinach would be great too.)
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese (Okay, I never use reduced/low fat anything. If you're gonna eat cheese, eat cheese. If something's left out, I feel something is compromised.)

Stir everything together and salt and pepper if you want. I didn't add any salt because the sun dried tomatoes and the feta were plenty for me. You can serve it immediately or store it in the fridge for a quick light meal or snack.
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice


Marie said...

It sounds wonderful but my husband has an aversion to feta cheese. What can I say? Any substitution suggestions?

Candace said...

This looks so good! I've been looking for more vegetarian alternatives since my son doesn't really like meat. Can't wait to try this!

sahmqueen said...

I'll have to try this. BTW, I ordered the Calendula Oil from that website. I couldn't find the dried petals anywhere. It helped some, but then I took him off of cow milk and he is now almost completely eczema free. I have him on Soy milk now, although he isn't crazy about it. Just wanted to give you an update.


Scribbit said...

Oh how I love pasta. Can't get enough.