Orzo Salad Recipe

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


Submitted by fhard

Makes 20 servings



Refreshing orzo salad Found on http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/everyday-italian/orzo-salad-recipe/index.html

Recipe Ingredients for Orzo Salad

4 cups chicken broth
3 cups uncooked orzo
15 ounce garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups red and yellow teardrop tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved
3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Recipe Directions for Orzo Salad

  1. Pour the broth into a heavy large saucepan. Cover the pan and bring the broth to a boil over high heat. Stir in the orzo. Cover partially and cook until the orzo is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes. Drain the orzo through a strainer. Transfer the orzo to a large wide bowl and toss until the orzo cools slightly. Set aside to cool completely.

  2. For vinaigrette: Mix the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a blender. With the machine running, gradually blend in the oil. Season the vinaigrette, to taste, with more salt and pepper, if desired.

  3. Toss the orzo with the beans, tomatoes, onion, basil, mint, and enough vinaigrette to coat. Season the salad, to taste, with salt and pepper, and serve at room temperature.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 133.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
276
Calories from Fat
109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.1g
19%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
392mg
16%
Potassium
277mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
34.1g
11%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
8.5g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 3% Iron 14%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
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