Recipes: Simple Summer Orzo Salad

Simple Summer Orzo Salad:

3/4 cup Orzo pasta

1/4 cup of Olive Oil,

1 small green squash, sliced thin

1 small yellow squash, sliced thin

1 small Roma Tomato, pulped & diced

1 small Red Onion, chopped

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

3 Tbsp lemon juice

2 Tbsp minced garlic, divided into two

2 Tbsp White Wine

2 tsp dried Oregano

1tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp salt

How to LOVE it:

1. Cook Orzo pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to package instructions. Rinse & drain.

2. In a pan, combine olive oil, lemon juice, and white wine with the red onions and roma tomatoes. Simmer on high/medium for about 5-10. Add the sliced zucchini and simmer until the zucchini are just beginning to get tender (not translucent, about 5 minutes), and then turn the heat down to medium/low and add 2 Tbsp of minced garlic. Allow to simmer until the red onions, zucchini and garlic become translucent, and then remove the pan from the heat. ** be very careful NOT to brown the garlic. It's just the worst ever :P

3. Combine cooked orzo and vegetables in the pot. Add feta cheese, black pepper. Fluff with a spoon to mix thoroughly.

4. Enjoy! -- can be served hot once ready, or also refrigerated and served as a cold past salad.