Greek Orzo Salad

This is another super simple, delicious and satisfying salad.

D7K_3848Remember when I told you that the temperatures here are frightful? Well, it’s pretty common for me some people to gain weight in this kind of weather. I just want to lay on the couch curled up with whipped cream topped hot chocolate and a plate of cookies and a huge bowl of pasta and chili and biscuits. Okay, well maybe not all at the same time and definitely not in one sitting but you catch my drift.

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This recipe covers the pasta part and I don’t feel guilty about eating it. I also served this warm so I didn’t have to eat it with mittens and a hat on. I’m also proud to say that this is the first time in 6 years I haven’t gained weight during winter. But, sadly, winter is not over.

Greek Orzo Salad
Serves 2 

1/2 cup cooked orzo pasta (you could use quinoa or any other small cut pasta you like)
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped small
2 tbsp onion, chopped small
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
6 – 8 kalamata olives, chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (I started buying the block of feta and crumbling it myself and I prefer it)
salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil

Add all the ingredients to a bowl while the orzo cooks. Once it’s ready drain the water and add the hot orzo over the ingredients and stir. Serve warm.

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This can easily be made a healthy dinner with any grilled or baked lean protein like chicken, shrimp, fish or tofu.

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