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Mediterranean orzo salad
September 1, 2010, 10:20 pm
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Another in the easy summer salad series! I must be getting supremely lazy. I’m not going to bother listing any measurements for this salad. I’m going to assume that you can figure this one out as most of it is to taste anyhow. (Clearly, no one is going to be banging down my door to write a cookbook anytime soon since I’m not really good at this whole recipe documentation thing.)

Cook up a box of orzo in boiling water spiked with a touch of olive oil and some salt. I picked up some great-looking yellow and green beans from the Tompkins Square Park farmers’ market on Sunday, along with some cucumbers the size of my thigh. While the orzo is cooking, wash and trim the beans, wash and dice some cucumber – but not a whole thigh’s worth. These will be your crunch. Chop up some red onion, kalamata olives, and tomato for color and salt. As the orzo has right around 3 minutes left to cook, add your trimmed beans and blanch them until the orzo finishes – they should be brightly colored and still have that nice crunch. Drain the orzo and beans and toss in a large bowl with more olive oil and some lemon juice, the rest of the veggies, and a generous amount of crumbled feta. Refrigerate immediately and serve cold.


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I remember being on that roofdeck eating that salad! Good times.

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