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Orzo with Tomato, Green Beans and Feta Cheese

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“Another nice summer pasta dish, full of lovely colors. Feel free to use any small pasta or pastene you might have on hand. Can be served hot, or at room temperature like a pasta salad.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill a large pot with salted water and bring to a boil for beans and orzo.
  2. Chop onion and mince garlic.
  3. Core and seed tomatoes.
  4. Cut into quarters lengthwise, and then into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  5. In a large skillet cook onion and garlic in oil over medium high heat until onion is softened.
  6. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring, until tomatoes are softened, about 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Have a bowl of ice and cold water ready.
  9. Drop beans into the boiling, salted water and blanch 1 minute.
  10. With a large slotted spoon or mesh colander, transfer beans to ice water to stop cooking.
  11. Drain beans well and pat dry.
  12. Add beans to tomato mixture and return the water in pot to a boil.
  13. Boil orzo until al dente and drain.
  14. Add orzo to the vegetable mixture and combine with vinegar, parsley, feta, and salt and pepper to taste.
  15. Toss to combine well.

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