This Orzo Salad is a great and refreshing summer recipe and it is one of my favorite salads for entertaining.
This recipe stems from an Orzo Salad by Giada De Laurentiis.
1 pound orzo pasta
1 ½ cup dried cranberries
1 cup fresh basil
1 ½ cup pine nuts
½ teaspoon black pepper
4 oz baby arugula
2/3 cups olive oil
2 cups feta cheese
1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook until tender, but still firm to the bite. Drain the pasta and set aside to cool.
2. Place the arugula, basil, pine nuts, and cranberries in a large salad bowl, mix well and then add the orzo.
3. Mix together the lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the salad and mix well.
4. Add the feta cheese and toss together, using 2 forks until well mixed. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.