Mandy's Meals & More


Do you have a recipe that you always come back to? A real crowd pleaser? I do! And it happens to be my very good friend Elyse's recipe. Whether it's brunch, bbqs or an easy weekday side, this orzo salad is so fresh and perfectly seasonal with peas and mint.


I absolutely love this easy dish, and it's quit stunning to boot. Recipe is below and you can find more from Elyse and her catering 




Orzo Salad with Feta and Mint


1(about 454g) 2 cups package orzo pasta 1 cup feta cheese – cut into cubes fresh mint 1 cup roughly chopped fresh or frozen peas 1 lemon juice and zest 2 shallots, finely chopped 1⁄2 cup good quality olive oil Salt and pepper to taste


1.) Boil orzo to package directions. Add peas for the last 1 minute of boiling. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool the pasta down. Set aside. 2.) In a large mixing bowl whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, shallots, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly pour the olive oil until combined and emulsified. 3.) Toss the dressing with the orzo, peas, feta and mint. Season with some more salt and pepper to taste.