WATERMELON FETA ORZO SALAD WITH LEMON AND BASIL

summer time is in the air. k not quite, it’s been raining practically each day where I live however it’s getting nearer! closer to watermelon season, ice cold lemonade, clean corn on the cob, an overload of fresh berries and of route plenty of summer sunshine. and that i couldn’t be more prepared for it this yr!


This week you could possibly be planning Memorial Day menu, first in this list should be this Watermelon Orzo Feta Salad! It might be the most clean salad I’ve ever had and it is going to be considered one of my visit summer salads any longer. It has an appropriate combo of summery flavors. You get the mellow sweetness from the watermelon, paired with the tart of the lemon and the tang and saltiness of the feta and also you get an abundance of freshness from the generous quantity of basil. let’s simply say I ate my truthful proportion and i will’t wait to make it once more!


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups dry orzo
  • Salt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon (dice into 1/2 to 3/4-inch cubes)
  • 6 oz feta cheese , crumbled
  • 1/4 cup (12g) chopped fresh basil

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. cook pasta in salted water in keeping with directions indexed on package. Drain nicely (don't rinse!) then pour right into a massive bowl.
  2. while pasta boils, stir together lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and honey. Pour half of mixture over drained pasta in bowl and toss. Season with salt taste. permit to chill.
  3. add watermelon, feta and basil to orzo, upload ultimate lemon juice aggregate and toss to lightly coat.

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