Orzo Salad

If you are looking for something quick and delicious, then this orzo salad is for you. It is perfect to make year- round. Full of flavor, fresh and light, it is great as a side with any protein or as a meal on its own. Feel free to add more cranberries and feta if you prefer. This is a great dish to make ahead because the longer the salad sits, the more the flavors meld together. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro + 1 tbsp for serving
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  • Bring a pot of boiling salted water to boil and cook orzo according to package directions until al dente (9-10 minutes) Drain and rinse with cold water
  • While orzo is cooking , mix together lemon juice, honey, salt, pepper and olive oil and set aside
  • In a large bowl combine red peppers, cilantro, cranberries, feta and orzo
  • Toss with dressing until well combined
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  • Toss before serving and sprinkle with cilantro
  • Enjoy!

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