Orzo Salad with Chickpeas Recipe

Looking for an easy Orzo Salad w/Chickpeas recipe? Learn how to make Orzo Salad w/Chickpeas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by taytaybug

Makes 2 servings



Quintessential Greek flavors?feta, lemon and dill?combine perfectly in this hearty salad. "Doubled the recipe to make for lunch all week. Excellent! If doing this, I highly recommend using grape tomatoes and just adding them to the salad as you prepare it for lunch every day, as tomatoes can lose their flavor in the fridge. "

Recipe Ingredients for Orzo Salad w/Chickpeas

2 oz whole wheat orzo (1/2 cup)
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed and peeled
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
14 ounce artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
7 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 large tomato, chopped
2 cups baby spinach leaves

Recipe Directions for Orzo Salad w/Chickpeas

  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Cook orzo until just tender, about 9 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Press to remove excess water. Transfer to a medium bowl and toss with oil.

  2. Mash garlic and salt into a paste with the back of a spoon in a medium bowl. Whisk in lemon juice and pepper. Add the cooked orzo, artichokes, chickpeas, feta, dill and mint; toss gently to combine. Add tomatoes and toss again.

  3. Divide spinach between 2 plates and top with the salad.

Categories

Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 492.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
411
Calories from Fat
101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.2g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Sodium
803mg
33%
Potassium
1257mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates
66.0g
22%
Dietary Fiber
16.9g
68%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
20.2g
Vitamin A 78% Vitamin C 87%
Calcium 32% Iron 34%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in magnesium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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