Orzo Salad with Grape Tomatoes, Feta, and Mint Recipe

The classic Greek flavors of feta cheese, fresh mint, and olives give a tangy personality to this delicious pasta salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. orzo pasta
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 c. crumbled feta cheese
  • ⅓ c. pitted Kalamata olives
  • ⅓ c. fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. Add orzo and cook as label directs.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil on medium until hot. Add grape tomatoes; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until skins split, shaking pan occasionally. From lemon, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 1 tablespoon juice; set aside.
  3. Remove skillet from heat. Reserve 1/4 cup orzo cooking water; drain orzo. Add orzo and cooking water to tomatoes in skillet; stir in lemon peel and juice, feta, olives, mint, and 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper.

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