Orzo Salad With Feta and Cherry Tomatoes

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

Tastes of the Mediterranean and perfect for a warm summer's day. May be used as a side dish or main course.

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  1. Fill a 4 qt pot three-fourths full with salted water and bring to boil for orzo.
  2. In a small heavy skillet, heat 1/2 TBS olive oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and saute pine nuts, stirring frequently until golden, about 2 minutes; transfer nuts to paper towel to drain and cool.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together garlic, parsley, vinegar, salt and pepper; drizzle in remaining TBS olive oil, whisking all the while.
  4. Add tomatoes and feta to the dressing, tossing to combine.
  5. Cook orzo in boiling water until al dente; drain and rinse until just warm, then drain completely.
  6. Toss orzo and pine nuts with dressing, coating thoroughly, then serve.