Have you been to the Greek restaurant Aristo's downtown? They have this absolutely heavenly Orzo Pasta Salad that I have been craving. I like this salad so much, in fact, that I was determined to make my own so that I could make anytime I wanted. I scoured the internet for just the right recipe, and went to work.
Gather you ingredients.
Boil 1 cup (or more) Orzo according to the directions on the box.
(Hint: Smith's has their pasta on sale this week, and that includes the orzo. One dollar, baby!)
While your pasta is cooking, chop up 2 (or more) Roma tomatoes, at least half a big cucumber (mostly peeled and seeded), and a tiny bit of red onion (unless you want more, then by all means, use more). You could also add olives, but I don't like olives.
Once your pasta is finished, run it through cold water and let it drain. Toss with a little bit of olive oil (2 tablespoons? I don't know, I didn't measure) to keep it from sticking.
Season your pasta with salt, black pepper, oregano, and parsley. Again, I didn't measure. Just go by taste, especially if are the one who is going to be eating it. You know what you like.
Make your dressing: 1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar (yes, I did measure the vinegar, thank you very much), some more olive oil (about 2 more tablespoons. Depends on how oily you want it), and at least half a lemon's worth of juice.
Mix everything together.
Don't forget to add the feta. Lots and lots of feta.
Chill until serving (give it a good 2 hours to get cold).
And viola! It's just like Aristo's. Almost.
Who knew Greek food could be so simple? And tasty?