PREP TIME: 8 to 10 mins | COOK TIME: 8 to 10 mins
1 cup frozen Montmorency tart cherries
1/2 cup dried dates, pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 pound orzo pasta
4 ounces feta cheese
1/4 cup fresh basil chiffonade
Salt to taste
Makes 6 to 8 bowls of pasta
Mix together Montmorency tart cherries, dates and garlic in a small sauce pan on low; heat until dates are rehydrated.
Meanwhile, boil orzo pasta in salted water for 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain pasta, stir in tart cherry mixture and feta cheese.
Season with salt and garnish with fresh basil.