Lemon-Parsley Orzo Pasta Salad with Cucumbers, Olives & Feta
- 1 lb Orzo Pasta
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tsp . Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 sweet onion , minced
- 5 Tbsp . Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 Tbsp . Fresh parsley or dill , chopped
- 1 c . Kalamata Olives , pitted and sliced
- 1 large cucumbers , mostly peeled, cut in half, seeded and sliced
- 6 oz . Feta , crumbled
Cook the orzo in abundant salted water according to package instructions or to your taste. Drain and transfer to a large salad bowl.
Meanwhile make lemon-parsley vinaigrette to dress the salad. Combine lemon zest and juice, mustard, and grated shallot in a medium bowl. Whisk together with a few pinches of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Slowly add the olive oil while whisking then stir in the chopped parsley. Taste and adjust as needed.
Pour the vinaigrette over the still warm pasta and toss. Allow to cool to room temperature then add the olives and cucumbers. Scatter the crumbled feta cheese over the top and serve.