Don't Ask! This one 's name alone took me by surprise....Orzo.....But you have to admit...It looks good doesn't it?
It's a pasta salad from the Mediterranean ..This Mediterranean Pasta Salad would pair perfectly with some Gyros!
Check out the recipe-
3 cups chicken ( diced (cooked chicken) )
1/2 cup pasta ( (orzo pasta) )
1 cup cherry tomatoes ( (halved cherry tomato) )
6 ounce artichoke hearts ( (jar marinated artichoke heart drained) )
1/2 cup kalamata olives ( chopped )
1/3 cup craisins
1 tablespoon capers ( optional (drained caper) )
INGREDIENTS (For the Dressing):
6 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoon vinegar ( (tarragon vinegar) )
1 tablespoon tarragon ( chopped fresh )
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice ( fresh )
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon sugar ( optional ) to taste salt and pepper
In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, tarragon, lemon juice, mustard and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place chicken in a bowl and mix in 1/4 cup of the dressing.
Cook the orzo pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water. Drain well.
Transfer to a large bowl. Add chicken, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, craisins and capers.
Gradually stir in remaining dressing, tasting as you go (some people like it with heavy dressing and others like it lighter on the dressing!)
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Enjoy! Eat Well My Friends!