Orzo is a pasta shaped like a grain of rice and is an extremely versatile pasta to cook. It is often added to soups to Italy. As much as I enjoy eating Orzo hot, it is especially tasty mixed in with different vegetables to create a cold salad like this Orzo Insalata Estivo, Summer Orzo Salad. It is the perfect dish on a warm day. Be sure to serve a chilled glass of Madrevite Cosa Gamay with this refreshing and satisfying salad.
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1/2 pound Orzo
1 Cucumber, peeled, quartered, and cubed
1/2 pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved
3 Green Onions, sliced, white part only
1/4 cup Fontina Cheese or Violife Plant-Based Feta Cheese, cut into cubes
4 tablespoons EVOO
3 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
Pinch of Sea Salt to taste
Freshly Cracked Pepper to taste
Handful of Italian Parsley, chopped