Corn and Zucchini Orzo Salad


Ingredients

    • 6 medium zucchini, diced
    • Coarse salt and ground pepper
    • 1 pound orzo
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 5 cups corn kernels (from 6 ears corn)
    • 1 small red onion, chopped
    • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
    • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
    • 4 ounces feta, crumbled (2 cups)

                        Directions

                        1. Place zucchini in a colander and toss with salt. Place colander in sink and let sit 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking; transfer to a large bowl.
                        2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium. Add corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 4 minutes. Add to pasta along with zucchini, 3 tablespoons oil, onion, jalapeno, and lemon zest and juice; season with salt and pepper. Stir in basil and feta.
                        Prep Time: 35 minutes
                        Total Time: 35 minutes
                        Serves: 6

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