Tomato Basil Orzo Salad
2 ounces orzo pasta
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
3 Tablespoons thinly sliced chives or green onions
1/4-1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup light balsamic dressing
Cook the orzo in the chicken broth until tender according to package directions. Drain well but do not rinse. Let the pasta cool to room temperature, tossing often so it doesn't stick together.
Meanwhile, place tomatoes and green onions in a small bowl. Add salad dressing and allow to marinate for an hour or more, gently tossing every 15 minutes or so (not absolutely necessary but it gives the tomatoes a nice flavor).
When ready to serve, add the orzo and chopped basil to the tomato mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss and serve at room temperature, topping each serving with half the feta cheese.
Serves 2 (but can easily be doubled)
Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe