Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS
serves 4-6 as a side

dry gluten free or regular orzo pasta
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 Tablespoons gluten free capers, drained
For the Lemon Dressing:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1 clove garlic, microplaned or finely minced
salt and pepper
DIRECTIONS
Boil pasta according to package directions then drain and set aside to cool slightly.
For the Lemon Dressing: combine ingredients in a mason jar with a tight fitting lid then shake to combine. Alternatively, you can add lemon juice, salt, pepper, honey and garlic to a food processor then process while slowly drizzling in olive oil. Set aside.
Add slightly cooled pasta to a large mixing bowl with tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, parsley, and capers. Drizzle on enough dressing to coat then toss to combine. Chill for 10-15 minutes before serving then add additional dressing if desired.

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