Orzo Pasta Salad with Gouda and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Orzo Pasta Salad with Gouda and Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 4 servings
  • 0:05 Preparation
  • 0:15 Cooking
  • 0:20 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • pasta salad:

  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    orzo (rice shaped) pasta, cooked al dente

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    fresh parsley, minced

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (drained, chopped)

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    canadian gouda or Feta, diced

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    Blue cheese, crumbled

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    toasted pine nuts

  • arugula or mesclun lettuce

  • dressing:

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    olive oil

  • 3 Tbsp.
    (45 mL)

    fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)

    grainy mustard

  • 1

    green onion, minced

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    fresh dill or 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) dried dill

  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)

    fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) dried oregano

  • salt and pepper

Preparation

In a large bowl, stir together oil, lemon juice, mustard, green onion, dill, oregano, salt and pepper.

Add pasta. Toss to coat.

Stir in parsley, tomatoes and cheese. Chill. When ready to serve, sprinkle salad with pine nuts and tuck greens around edge of bowl.

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada

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