Monday, September 13, 2010

Grilled Vegetables with Feta and Orzo

This is such a great side dish or could also be a light, meatless main dish.  If you are not familiar with orzo, it is a rice shaped pasta.  Also, I use a grill basket to hold my chopped vegetables on the grill.  If you don't have one, you can just cut your vegatables into large pieces for the grill and then after they are cooked just chop them some more for the dish.  Enjoy!

Grilled Vegetables with Feta and Orzo

1 lg zucchini
3 sm yellow squash (I like the small ones because they are less seedy)
1 sm red onion (I use vidalia when they are in season)
1 red bell pepper
1 med tomato
1t Greek seasoning (Cavender's is good)
1 T olive oil (garlic infused oil is good here too)
1/2 c crumbled feta
1 c orzo
1/4 - 1/3 c good Italian dressing (Paul Newman's Olive Oil and Vinegar is great)

Chop all of the vegetables into 1 inch chunks and combine into a bowl except for tomato.  Season with Greek seasoning and oil and toss to coat.  Grill until charred and tender.  Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions.  Be careful not to overcook or you will have mush.  Drain the orzo and in a bowl add the dressing and chopped tomato while the orzo is still hot.  Add grilled vegetables and feta.

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