This orzo, feta & pine nut salad is loaded with flavor from feta, craisins, pine nuts and a tangy vinaigrette.
My cousin Angela Parker from Nashville has brought this orzo, feta & pine nut salad to many a family gathering, and it is absolutely fab! It is full of interest, texture and flavor. From salty feta to sweet-tart craisins to peppery arugula, the myriad elements combine to make a fantastic, refreshing pasta dish.
This is a perfect salad to take to a party, tailgate, or picnic, since it can sit for hours without refrigeration. Instead of a mayonaise based dressing, it has a fresh, flavorful vinaigrette.
This salad goes well with barbecue meats, fried chicken, or an array of sandwiches and soups. It can be served hot, cold, or at room temperature.
Make ahead: The salad can be served immediately (warm), but I like it best after being refrigerated for several hours so that the flavors can blend. It keeps well for up to 3-4 days in the fridge.
I love this salad, and I think you will too. Let me hear back if you make it; I’d love to hear your thoughts. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!