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What are some popular recipes for orzo salad with feta cheese?

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Popular recipes for pasta salads made with orzo pasta and feta cheese include an orzo and tomato salad that received 4.5 stars after 181 reviews on AllRecipes.com as of 2015 and an orzo salad from Epicurious that is made with feta, olives and bell peppers. The Epicurious recipe received a rating of four out of four forks after over 190 reviews.

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For both recipes, begin by cooking the orzo in a pot of salted boiling water. After eight to 10 minutes, drain and rinse the pasta with cold water.

To make the orzo and tomato salad, mix 1 cup of orzo pasta, 1 diced tomato, 1 cup of feta cheese crumbles and 1/4 cup of pitted green olives with 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil and 3 tablespoons each of chopped parsley and dill. Season the mixture with salt and pepper according to taste.

To make the second recipe, toss 12 ounces of the rinsed pasta with 1 1/2 cups of crumbled feta cheese, a chopped red bell pepper, a chopped yellow bell pepper and 3/4 cup of halved and pitted Kalamata olives. To this mixture, add 2 tablespoons of green capers and 4 stems of finely sliced green onions.

Prepare the dressing for this salad by whisking together 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried oregano and 1 tablespoon each of Dijon mustard and ground cumin. Season the salad with salt and pepper, and garnish with toasted pine nuts before serving.

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