Today feels like summer and all I can think off is a refreshing, healthy summer salad. An Orzo Salad wins the listed options hands down. It is simple, light and packed with lemony flavors (and contains pasta… what’s not to love about it?) 😉
I love Orzo (look for it on the pasta aisle), when tossed with Feta cheese, red onions and cucumbers it makes a beautiful hearty dish that keeps well in the fridge. It can be served as a side meal or it can be The Meal. Pull me a bowl out of the fridge on a hot day like that and I’m in heaven!
This whole scenario activated my drool glands; I rushed into the kitchen and like an artist in the making, I mixed cucumbers, red bell pepper, mukimame (shelled edamame), Feta and a touch of thyme leaves for fun.
Looking at my bowl and thinking you gorgeous creature, I’m so ready to dig in and enjoy.
- 1 cup uncooked orzo
- 1 cup mukimame, cooked
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves, picked and washed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill (optional)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. Cook orzo pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water
2. In a bowl, combine orzo, mukimame, cucumbers, feta, bell pepper, and thyme leaves.
3. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the salad. Stir gently until all ingredients are well coated.
Oh yes! I love orzo for this sort of summery dish. Great recipe.
Can’t live without salads!
A bowl of healthy salad! Yummy! 🙂
Beautiful! I’ve never seen the word mukimame! Live and learn…
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