Orzo, feta & pine nut salad is a flavorful combination of salty feta, sweet craisins, and fresh basil tossed in a tangy vinaigrette. This is a perfect dish to take to a party, tailgate, or picnic, since it can sit out for hours without refrigeration (no meat, mayo, or dairy that might spoil).
The craisins can be replaced with dried cherries (which lend a much sweeter taste), but made per this recipe, this salad is the perfect balance of sweet & salty. It goes well with barbecue meats or fried chicken. It can be served hot, cold, or at room temperature. As a dinner salad, it goes well over baby arugula.