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Orzo Salad

Orzo Salad is an easy pasta salad with plenty of protein and a zesty dressing. A classic Italian side with orzo pasta, grape tomatoes, basil, and mint.
Yield 8 Serving
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

Salad:

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups orzo
  • 15 ounces chickpeas , (one can,) drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes , halved
  • 1/2 large red onion , diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves , chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves , chopped

Red Wine Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Boil the chicken broth in a large sauce pan on high heat. Add the orzo and cook 6-8 minutes until only slightly firm, then drain through a strainer.
  • Add the orzo to a large bowl with chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, basil, and mint.
  • Add the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper to a blender. Run the blender while gradually adding in the oil.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and mix well.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1165mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: Orzo Salad