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Mediterranean Orzo Salad


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Ingredients

1 cup orzo pasta
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, rinsed and drained
1 cup diced red bell pepper
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (If using dried basil, add to dressing.)
Fresh basil or parsley, for garnish (optional)

Dressing
1 packet (1 ounce) Ranch Salad Dressing
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar


Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain; rinse with cold water.


2. Mix orzo, olives, red pepper, feta cheese, and fresh basil in a large bowl.


3. Whisk together salad dressing & recipe mix, oil, vinegar and sugar. Stir dressing into orzo mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley before serving, if desired. Makes 4 to 6 servings


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