Farmer’s Market Orzo

This dish is perfect use of the end-of-summer vegetables that make our food look and taste so clean and healthful!

Servings: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces orzo
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, grated
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels, cut from 2 large ears
  • 1 cup (1 medium) red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 (about 3/4 cup) Persian (mini) cucumbers, diced
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Bring a Farberware Colortech 2-Qt Covered Saucepan of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the orzo and cook according to package directions; drain.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the shallots, lemon juice, lemon zest, capers, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil until combined.
  4. Add the corn, bell pepper, cucumbers and shallot mixture to the saucepan with the drained orzo and stir to combine. Gently stir in the feta cheese, tomatoes and basil. Serve warm or at room temperature.