Mediterranean Orzo and Chicken Salad

posted by scooby 06-25-100 3:30 PM

Mediterranean Orzo and Chicken Salad

1 lb. box orzo pasta, cooked "al dente"
1/2 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cooked and diced chicken breasts
1 cup coarsely chopped or frozen artichoke hearts (do not use marianated artichokes)
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
juice and zest of two lemons
1/2 cup vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
mint leaves and lemon slices for garnish

While cooking orzo according to directions, add sundried tomatoes to the pot. drain pasta and tomatoes and rinse with cold water. Place in large mixing bowl.

To the bowl, add the feta, garlic, diced chicken, artichoke hearts and chopped fresh mint. Toss gently.

Whisk together the juice and zest of lemons, vegetable oil and salt and pepper. Add to pasta mixture and taste for seasoning. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with mint and lemon.

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