Mediterranean Orzo Salad

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Ready in: 95 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 85 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained.
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1 1/2 cups red grape or cherry tomatoes
    Produce
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese, plus more for topping
    Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, plus more for topping
    Produce;Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
    Produce
  • 1 lemon, juiced
    Produce
  • 1 1/2 cups kalamata olives, halved
    Canned and Jarred
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 12 ounces orzo pasta
    Pasta and Rice
  • 1 red onion, diced
    Produce
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow grape or cherry tomatoes
    Produce

Steps

  • Watch how to make this recipe.
  • For the dressing: In a jar or bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and some salt and pepper until totally combined.
  • For the salad: Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the orzo according to the package directions.
  • Drain and let cool.
  • Place the orzo, chickpeas, red and yellow tomatoes, olives, feta, parsley and onions in a large mixing bowl and pour the dressing over the top. Stir to combine and taste; add salt and pepper if needed. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Top with more feta and parsley and serve as a main dish salad or with grilled chicken, fish or burgers!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 274.47  cal  (13.72%)
  • Fat: 13.79  g  (21.21%)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.14  g  (25.87%)
  • Carbohydrates: 29.84  g  (9.95%)
  • Sugar: 2.54  g  (2.82%)
  • Cholesterol: 16.69  mg  (5.56%)
  • Sodium: 773.28  mg  (33.62%)
  • Protein: 8.79  g  (17.59%)
  • Selenium: 21.84  µg  (31.2%)
  • Manganese: 0.62  mg  (30.77%)
  • Vitamin K: 21.18  µg  (20.17%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.33  mg  (16.69%)
  • Phosphorus: 161.53  mg  (16.15%)
  • Fiber: 3.49  g  (13.94%)
  • Calcium: 127.94  mg  (12.79%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.2  mg  (11.69%)
  • Vitamin E: 1.69  mg  (11.24%)
  • Vitamin C: 9.01  mg  (10.92%)
  • Copper: 0.2  mg  (10.08%)
  • Magnesium: 35.56  mg  (8.89%)
  • Zinc: 1.3  mg  (8.67%)
  • Folate: 32.25  µg  (8.06%)
  • Iron: 1.35  mg  (7.5%)
  • Potassium: 244.22  mg  (6.98%)
  • Vitamin A: 326.43  IU  (6.53%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.09  mg  (5.99%)
  • Vitamin B3: 1.1  mg  (5.5%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.32  µg  (5.28%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.48  mg  (4.78%)

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