Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Orzo Vegetable Salad

Bring in the new year with this lite side dish with seafood!

Orzo Vegetable Salad

Ingredients

1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
3 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 cup marinated quartered artichoke hearts, chopped
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon capers, drained

Dressing:

1/3 cup olive oil
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

~Cook orzo according to package directions.

~Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, artichokes, spinach, onions, cheese, and capers.

~In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients.

~Drain orzo and rinse in cold water. Add to vegetable mixture.

~Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Chill until serving.


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