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Minted Orzo and Zucchini Salad

Posted in : Salads on by : Daphne

Ingredients:

1 cup dried orzo2 large zucchini, thickly sliced3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided2 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons chopped mint1 clove garlic, finely chopped6 ounces feta cheese, cut into cubes1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives2 ripe tomatoes, choppedGround black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add orzo and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well, rinse in cold water and drain again.

Meanwhile, arrange a rack about 6 inches from the heating element and preheat broiler. Brush zucchini with 1 tablespoon oil and arrange on a baking sheet. Broil, flipping halfway through, until tender and deep golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Set aside to let cool and then roughly chop and transfer to a large bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, orzo, lemon juice, mint, garlic, feta, olives, tomatoes and black pepper and gently toss to combine. Cover and chill for several hours until flavors blend.