One evening, I was in the mood for a Greek style salad, with all the classic ingredients and flavors but with a bit more body to it. I didn't want rice but did want something like it, so I decided on orzo. I made this to accompany what I call a Greek Island burger (coming soon).
This salad has all the great textures and flavors in it...crunchy, cool, sweet, tart, salty and smooth.
Greek Style Orzo Salad
1 medium Red Onion, diced and rinsed under cold water
1 package grape tomatoes, sliced
1 English Cucumber, chopped
12 ounces diced or crumbled Feta Cheese
6 cups of cooked Orzo
1/2 cup of Greek olives, sliced
1 1/2 cups Greek style dressing, or amount to taste
Kosher salt and peper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, toss and serve over mixed greens.
This is great as a light meal of its own or with meat as a side dish.