Favorite Simple Pasta Salad

This is one of those recipes that I have just kept adjusting over the years until I got it perfect. Well at least perfect for my families’ taste buds. My family loves orzo pasta and they do not even mind that I use whole wheat. There are definitely some whole wheat noodles they do not like so I try to avoid them. The best thing about this pasta salad is that you can add or take an ingredient away easily. I hope you and your family decide to give our pasta a try!

Ingredients

1/2 pound of Orzo Pasta

8.5 ounces of Quartered Artichoke hearts (I do not use the marinade version but you could for a little extra flavor)

2 ounces of Capers

1/2 Large Red Bell Pepper, diced small ( Sometimes I like to use red, orange and yellow bell pepper to give it some color)

6 ounces Feta

2.5 ounces Kalamata Olives

1 tablespoon balsamic

2 tablespoons Olive Oil

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Cook Orzo pasta according to the instructions, drain and add to a mixing bowl. Then add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and combine. If pasta is still warm then wait to add the feta or it will melt it all.

Happy eating!

Jordan

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