Monday, July 16, 2012

The Secret Recipe Club: Beet & Orzo Salad

I'm excited to be back participating in this month's Secret Recipe Club! I took off last month in anticipation of the birth of my son, Cooper.

This month I was assigned Corina's blog, Searching for Spice! Corina and I have a lot things in common - new babies (she had a little girl in April), trying new recipes and using our blogs as a way to record those new recipes. After searching through her recipes, I found one that looked and sounded delicious - Couscous, Beetroot and Feta Salad. My husband was a little skeptical of the salad, but since it was totally different and something I never would have thought to try on my own, we gave it a shot....and I'm so glad I picked this recipe. The salad was so refreshing, especially during one of the many heatwaves of the summer. I changed up the recipe slightly - using orzo instead of couscous and I used pickled beets instead of just cooked beets.


Orzo, cooked according to package (I made 1/3 box for 4 servings)
pickled red beets
1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese
fresh basil, roughly chopped
roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
fresh ground pepper
olive oil

Divide the orzo between 4 bowls. Top with pickled red beets, feta, basil and sunflower seeds. Season with fresh ground pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

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