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Orzo Salad

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Pasta salad is always a reliable family reunion choice. It's portable and goes with everything from fried chicken to ham. This version with orzo can be served chilled or at room temperature.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups hot cooked orzo (about 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 213
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 6.4 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 7.4 g
  • carbohydrate 31.3 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 305 mg
  • calcium 71 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well to coat. Cover bowl and chill for 1 hour.