I love this recipe because it is so quick and easy. All the ingredients are in season and it is such a fresh and light summer salad. Now use portion control when eating this salad because it is pasta and cheese. Enjoy and make this for your friends or family this weekend!
1 Box of orzo
1 ½ cup of goat cheese crumbles
1 ½ cucumber
1 carton of grape tomatoes
A fist full of basil
1 bottle of Italian dressing
¼ table spoon of Sea salt
1 table spoon of Oregano
1 table spoon of parsley
Boil the box of orzo, till orzo is slightly tender. Be careful not to overcook. Strain and run under cold water allow to cool before mixing in other ingredients.
Dice your cucumber, halve your grape tomatoes and chop your scallion and basil.
Once your orzo has cooled mix in your scallion, cucumber, grape tomatoes and goat cheese. Season with fresh basil and add the sea salt, oregano and parsley. Lastly shake your Italian dressing an add about ¾ the bottle to your salad.
Allow to sit in the refrigerator for several hours or make the day before. Letting the salad sit will infuse the flavor and it will taste better!