Recipe: Watermelon Orzo Salad
If you want to eek out the last few drops of summer, this recipe is just the ticket. You'll fall in love with the fresh, bright flavor that perfectly balances sweet, juicy watermelon with savory, tart feta cheese. Eat it as a side dish or add your favorite protein to turn it into a light entree. Whatever you do, savor each bite as you savor the last few days of summer. Watermelon Orzo Salad 1 cup orzo pasta, uncooked 2 cups diced watermelon 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper 1 handful fresh basil, finely chopped Directions Heat a pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions. Drain and rinse thoroughly with cool water, then allow to drain again for 10-15 minutes to remove as much water as possible. Transfer pasta to a serving bowl and toss with olive oil to coat the pasta. Add the watermelon, cheese, and basil then gently toss to incorporate. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve chilled or at room temperature.