Orzo Salad


  • 16 string beans
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fennel
  • 1/2 cup chopped seedless cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • Salt


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill,
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cook string beans in a large saucepan of salted boiling water until slightly tender, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans to a bowl of ice water, this is to stop them from cooking. Once they are cool, remove, and drain.
  2. Cut the beans into bit sized pieces, about ½’’.
  3. Add the orzo to the water the string beans were cooked in and cook according to directions on box, about 9 minutes. When cooked, strain and set aside to cool.
  4. Mix together the orzo, feta, string beans, fennel, cucumber and dill. Season to taste.


  • Combine the lemon juice, vinegar, and dill. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Then mix in with the pasta salad.