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Mediterranean Orzo Salad

 
One serving costs about $1.97

$1.97 per serving

4 people like this recipe

4 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

10 side dish,antipasti,salad,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:85%

Spoonacular Score: 85%

 

Mediterranean Orzo Salad is a hor d'oeuvre that serves 10. One serving contains 399 calories, 11g of protein, and 22g of fat. For $1.97 per serving, this recipe covers 19% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 4 people were impressed by this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. If you have red wine vinegar, evoo, lemon zest, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 80%. Users who liked this recipe also liked Mediterranean Orzo Salad, Mediterranean Orzo Salad, and Mediterranean Orzo Salad.

Salad can be paired with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gruener Veltliner. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. The Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 65 dollars per bottle.

Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay

The 2014 Chardonnay Reserve offers seductively fresh, creamy aromas of golden apple and Asian pear fruit nicely complemented by notes of creme brulee, vanilla and mineral. Rich and full on the palate, the wine reveals a core of deeply concentrated spiced apple, melon and citrus flavors that maintain their intensity throughout a long, mineral-tinged finish. Boasting deep reserves of fruit coupled with exemplary balance, the Chardonnay Reserve is delicious now, but will age beautifully in bottle for another 5-7 years. Pair this wine with sweet potato soup with chestnuts and brandy.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
1 pound
1 pound orzo
orzo
some
some kosher salt
kosher salt
0.5 cup
0.5 cup pine nuts
pine nuts
8 Tbsps
8 Tbsps evoo
evoo
4
4  green onions
green onions
0.5 cup
0.5 cup italian parsley
italian parsley
1
1  lemon zest
lemon zest
1
1  diced cucumber
diced cucumber
1
1  green bell pepper
green bell pepper
1.05 pts
1.05 pts cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
0.5
0.5  red onion
red onion
12
12  pepperoncinis
pepperoncinis
12
12  pepperoncinis
pepperoncinis
1.5 cups
1.5 cups feta cheese
feta cheese
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps red wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
1 pound orzo
1 pound
orzo
some kosher salt
some
kosher salt
0.5 cup pine nuts
0.5 cup
pine nuts
8 Tbsps evoo
8 Tbsps
evoo
4  green onions
4
green onions
0.5 cup italian parsley
0.5 cup
italian parsley
1  lemon zest
1
lemon zest
1  diced cucumber
1
diced cucumber
1  green bell pepper
1
green bell pepper
1.05 pts cherry tomatoes
1.05 pts
cherry tomatoes
0.5  red onion
0.5
red onion
12  pepperoncinis
12
pepperoncinis
12  pepperoncinis
12
pepperoncinis
1.5 cups feta cheese
1.5 cups
feta cheese
4 Tbsps red wine vinegar
4 Tbsps
red wine vinegar

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot
baking sheet
baking sheet
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot


Instructions

Bring a pot of water to a rapid boil. Generously salt water and cook orzo until tender, approximately 7-9 minutes. Drain and set aside. While orzo is cooking, spread pine nuts on a baking sheet and toast lightly in oven on 400 degrees. Remove from oven and set aside. Heat two tablespoons of EVOO on medium heat in a non-stick pan. Saute chopped green onions for approximately 2 minutes. Add parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, toasted pine nuts and cooked orzo. Saute for 3-4 minutes for flavors to combine and absorb into the orzo. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, combine cucumber, green bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion and pepperoncinis to orzo mixture. Additionally add crumbled feta cheese, red wine vinegar and remaining six tablespoons of EVOO. Mix well. Can be refrigerated or served immediately.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.04
Ingredient
1 pound orzo
½ cups pine nuts
8 tablespoons evoo
4 green onions
½ cups italian parsley
1 lemon zest
1 diced cucumber
1 green bell pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes
½ red onion
12 pepperoncinis
12 pepperoncinis
1.5 cups feta cheese
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Price
$0.97
$3.62
$1.33
$0.32
$1.19
$0.50
$0.72
$0.36
$4.22
$0.18
$0.69
$0.69
$5.30
$0.31
$20.40

Nutritional Information

Quickview
402 Calories
11g Protein
21g Total Fat
42g Carbs
37% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
402k
20%

Fat
21g
33%

  Saturated Fat
5g
31%

Carbohydrates
42g
14%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
20mg
7%

Sodium
466mg
20%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
11g
23%

Vitamin K
76µg
73%

Vitamin C
52mg
63%

Manganese
1mg
58%

Selenium
32µg
46%

Phosphorus
237mg
24%

Vitamin E
2mg
19%

Vitamin B6
0.35mg
18%

Copper
0.33mg
17%

Vitamin B2
0.28mg
16%

Magnesium
62mg
16%

Vitamin A
778IU
16%

Fiber
3g
16%

Calcium
147mg
15%

Zinc
1mg
13%

Potassium
436mg
12%

Iron
2mg
12%

Folate
46µg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
11%

Vitamin B3
1mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.69mg
7%

Vitamin B12
0.38µg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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