Greek Orzo Salad

it’s a pasta salad kind of day, or-zo i think so.

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i love it when you can squeeze in a good pun. i mentally fist pump myself every time it happens.

it’s a pasta salad kind of week. it’s the 4th of july (and you know how much i just dread this week. every year. blah.) and people are entertaining. but it’s the week of the 4th, you don’t want to be stuck inside making aunt norma’s jello pudding when you could be on the water, so entre: the pasta salad.

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i have this one recipe that i love. it’s true and tried and so silly easy it’s embarrassing. but last week, i wanted something a little different.i had greece on the mind. because greece is always a good idea, and in life – you should always be trying to go to greece. i have a bad case of wanderlust at the moment because i dont have my next trip planned and i’m already anticipating the post 4th blues and i just know i need a trip to make it through.

that’s the thing about getting older – you finally have money and accrue the vacation days and then poof everyone is married off it’s hard to find travel buddies. like my girl alanis says – isn’t it ironic?

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i also wanted a heartier meal. something i could grab a scoop of to lunch and dinner throughout the week.

i love orzo. my friend kelby got me hooked on it with this orzo with toasted pine nuts. it’s light and incredibly versatile.

this one comes with cucumbers, olives, red onion, little lemon and topped with feta. it’s easy and oh so refreshing.

i dig, you’ll dig, we’ll all dig.

Greek Orzo Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 cucumber, sliced and halved
  • ½ red onion, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta
  • ¾ cup olives
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley (fresh or dried)
Instructions
  1. add everything.
  2. stir.
  3. eat.
  4. what are you waiting for?

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