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Mediterranean Protein Power Pasta Salad

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Laurel- Southern Parm

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cucumber, slices and quartered
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 1/2 cup farro (10 minute Farro from Trader Joes)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup Mediterranean salad dressing **
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 1/8 cup feta cheese
  • 1/8 cup red onions, diced thinly
  • fresh basil, julienned

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in orzo and farro. Cook for 10 minutes until al dente. Allow to cool down after draining.

  2. While your pasta/grains are cooking, begin to dice vegetables. Cut your olives and tomatoes in half (long ways). Thinly dice your onion. Julienne your basil.

  3. Add your vegetables into a large bowl along with your cooked pasta. 

  4. Next add 1/2 cup of your salad dressing, feta cheese & basil into the bowl. Mix to combine all ingredients until they are coated generously. 

  5. Refrigerate 15-20 minutes before serving (this is best served chilled). Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

** Recipe for the salad dressing can be found here!

How to "Julienne" your basil: