I was looking through a cookbook recently that my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas, and I saw this recipe. The ingredients are all things I normally have on hand, so I've been waiting for the right main dish to serve this alongside. I thought falafel tonight would work well. Nice light dinner, nice light side dish. Perfect for an insanely hot day like we're having here in Phoenix.
Orzo and Feta
1/2 pound orzo, cooked according to package directions
1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/3 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp dill weed (or 1 Tbsp fresh)
1/4 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and serve at room temperature.
I love easy, and this dinner tonight definitely fits the bill. I just need to get the falafel out of the freezer (I bought them ready-made at Costco awhile back), slice up a tomato or two, tear up some lettuce, and call it good. Oh, I'm using naan bread instead of pitas for the sandwiches tonight. Pitas just cause me too much grief, and I found the naan worked quite well last time. Once all that is defrosted and heated, I'll spread some hummus on the naan, top with falafel, tomato, and lettuce, and call it good.
This was a fantastic side dish! I kept taking bites straight out of the bowl after I mixed it all together. It was really light and flavorful--a perfect summer dinner accompaniment. This will definitely be added into regular rotation!