Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Roasted Vegetables

It's summer time and that means fresh, local veggies are in abundance around here! I love this time of year for them, although they aren't one of K's favorites, but he has to grin and bear it! He is not allowed to voice his opinion on veggies in front of the boys and because of this A LOVES and requests broccoli which is K's least favorite...

Ok now onto the recipe! The original post did grill the veggies, I'm out of propane for the grill so I just roasted ours!

Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Roasted Vegetables-shared from For the Love of Cooking
2 cups uncooked orzo
4 cups vegetables(I used onions, peppers, zucchini, summer squash), chopped
1 pkg feta(I used crumbles and they already had seasoning on it)
handful of kalamata olives, chopped(omitted)
*I also roasted some kale

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp dijion mustard
1 clove garlic, finely minced
dash of dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place veggies on cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and oregano. Place in oven and roast about 20-30 mins or until tender.

Mix vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

Bring a pot of water to a boil, once boiling add in orzo. Cook until tender, drain
Stir together veggies, orzo, and vinaigrette. Mix in cheese and serve.

**I really liked this! I love the different textures of the creamy cheese, soft orzo, and crunchy veggies. I served this to our friend and his son one night for dinner and he really liked it. The 3 boys could have cared less...even K liked it with all those veggies in, but I'm sure the cheese made up for it!

1 comment:

  1. Orzo pasta salad is one of my favorites! I love the veggies in this, sounds delicious!