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Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

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Your family will feel as if they are on a Mediterranean getaway when they bite into this tasty orzo pasta salad, a favorite dish to those in tropical islands . This simple recipe calls for easy to find ingredients and takes almost no time out of your busy schedule. Basil, tomatoes, and fresh feta are a few ingredients that can be found in this healthy salad. An added bonus? This delectable dish costs much less than taking you’re family on a real vacation. Now that’s what we call smooth sailing!

What you’ll need:

  • ½ C olive oil
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 C chicken broth
  • 1 C fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 C fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 pound of orzo
  • 2 C grape tomatoes
  • 1 C chopped onions
  • 1 C olives
  • Fresh feta

Begin by cooking the orzo in a large pot of chicken broth; bring to a boil and add salt for seasoning.  Once the orzo is cooked, drain and run it under some cold water.  In a separate bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and a dash of salt and pepper together.  In another bowl, the basil, parsley, tomatoes, onions, olives, and feta cheese can be tossed together.  Slowly add the orzo to this bowl and finish by mixing in the olive oil mixture.

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