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Monday, March 15

{kara's} orzo salad

my sweet friend kara makes the most scrumptious rice and pasta salads -- always choc full of delicious veggies with rich feta and a hint of citrus olive oil or balsamic vinegar.

inspired by one of her creations, i made an orzo salad yesterday, and i must say that it is quite delicious. it's perfect for lunch because it's light but filling, and the vegetables are so flavorful!

the recipe:
1 cup orzo pasta, cooked & drained
1 bunch of asparagus, roasted & diced
1 orange bell pepper, roasted & diced
1 package sun-dried tomato feta
1/2 can of large black olives, sliced in half
approx 2 tbl spoons extra virgin olive oil
a splash or two of balsamic vinegar

i roasted my asparagus & bell pepper with just a little olive oil coating at 400 degrees for 20 and 30 minutes, respectively. after cooled, the skin on the pepper should easily peel away.

i love this salad for its simplicity and fresh flavor. the roasted pepper and asparagus are so flavorful, and the sun-dried tomato feta adds its own bit of kick. this is the perfect lunch for those hectic work/school days.

what is your favorite dish for a quick and easy lunch?

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Sean said...

Miss you guys! We need to hang soon :)

McMel said...

that looks pretty darn delish! a quick and easy lunch for me that i love... a can of artichokes, some feta cheese and a few splashes of balsamic vinegar! i don't know what it is, but i just love it!

Jodi Kendall said...

this looks yummy! I eat a lot of salads for lunch, but prefer tastier things like grilled cheese and basil sandwiches ;)