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Orzo with Zucchini and Feta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

5 servings

“This pasta dish is simple to prepare and never fails to please,” reports Andrea Jones of McKinney, Texas. “I double and sometimes triple the recipe when hosting a get-together. You can serve it hot as a side dish or cold as a salad.”

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine zucchini and water. Cover and cook on high for 1 minute or until crisp-tender; drain.
  2. Drain orzo; place in a large bowl. Add the zucchini, feta cheese, oil, oregano, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 216 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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