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Grilled Vegetable Orzo Pasta Salad

 Zuccini
 Red onion
 Bell pepper
 Orzo pasta
 Extra virgin olive oil
 Kosher salt
 Black pepper
 Lemon
 Pine nuts
 Feta cheese
 Fresh basil
Orzo Pasta Salad
1

Slice vegetables in half lengthwise. Remove seeds from the bell peppers.

2

Place vegetables on a sheet tray, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on kosher salt and black pepper.

3

Grill vegetables until softened, oil side down first.

ALTERNATIVE: Bake vegetables in oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

4

Cook orzo pasta in very salty water.

5

Drain pasta and drizzle with olive oil to cool slightly.

6

Dice grilled vegetables into 1 inch chunks and add to orzo pasta.

Dressing
7

Add 1/4 cup olive oil, juice from the lemon and salt and pepper to a jar. Shake until well mixed.

8

Pour dressing over orzo pasta salad.

Garnish
9

Add pine nuts and feta cheese to orzo pasta salad.

10

Chiffonade the basil leaves, rolling them into a tight bundle and slicing them into ribbons. Add to orzo pasta salad.

11

Toss salad until mixed, serve.