Monday, October 13, 2008

Warm Greek Pasta Salad Blogging

Nothing beats Greek food! Unless maybe Thai. Or Mexican. Or Chinese. Or Italian. Or Indian. Or sushi. Or other Greek food. Or ... well, it's all good, if you do it right!

Warm Greek Pasta Salad
You'll need 2 boneless-skinless chix breasts, a box of orzo, pitted calamatas, grape tomatoes, a red onion, some basil, a bunch of baby spinach, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

Cut the chicken into bite size pieces, and start to cook with the olive oil in a pan. Slice the onion and cut the grape tomatoes in half, add them to the pan once the chicken is cooked on the outside, and continue to cook for a few more minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the orzo in a large pot. Cut the olives in half, and chop the spinach and basil into bite sized pieces. Once the orzo is done drain it, then return to the pot. Immediately add the spinach/basil/olives to the drained orzo and let the residual heat wilt the greens. Stir in chicken/onion/tomatoes, then add some more olive oil and a good bit of balsamic vinegar. Stir stir stir, serve warm, and voila! Warm Greek pasta salad!

I get 6 good meals out of this, but usually eat a stuffed grape leaf or something with it to give a bit of variety, but really you could have anything. However, if you do want a stuffed grape leaf, don't go looking for them at Ukrops. They don't have them.

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