Tuesday, April 15, 2008

women's auxiliary meeting OR

i'm off and looking forward to tonight's women's auxiliary meeting {as my husband likes to call it} OR L.A. Biz Ladies meeet-up as most of us know it.

here's my contribution to the potluck table...such a great spring/summer recipe so i thought i'd share it with you. it's a very revised giada recipe:

orzo salad

1 pound orzo pasta
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1/4 cup
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1-2 cups of grape tomatoes {depending on how much you like tomatoes!}
12 fresh basil leaves, torn
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta and put the pasta on a large cookie sheet. Drizzle the pasta with 3 tablespoons olive oil, toss, spread out, and set aside to cool.

Once the orzo is cool, transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss gently to combine. Serve.

see the original recipe here


Miss Fruitfly said...


I'm posting links on my blog of fellow bloggers who attend the LA biz ladies meet-up and have included your blog too. Hope that's cool.

lizzyl said...

hey, I had some of that! It was good! :)