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Pasta Salad Recipe

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Julie Diebolt
Added: Tuesday, August 25, 2009


8 oz. orzo
1 pkg tomato & basil flavor feta cheese, chopped
1/4 cup chopped Vidalia onions
1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 pkg of grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 small bottle of Newman's Italian Salad Dressing
Salt & Pepper

Cook orzo according to package and drain thoroughly (do not over cook). Place sliced tomatoes in container with 2 - 3 tbsp. of salad dressing and place in refrigerator. When orzo has cooled, place in large mixing bowl with 1/4 cup of salad dressing. Mix the salad dressing into the orzo until the orzo has separated. Add the cheese, onions, cucumber and peppers and mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with parsley. Chill until ready to serve. When ready to serve add tomatoes using a slotted spoon. At this point, you may add additional salad dressing to taste.
Version 2: This salad is great with shrimp added.
Version 3: Want it Hot? Leave out cucumbers. Saute peppers,onions and 1 clove of garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil in large pan. Add 1 Tbsp. of Italian Herbs and cooked orzo and blend well. Add cheese, marinated tomatoes, salt and pepper. Heat until cheese softens but does not melt. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.




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