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If hot weather means lighter fare is on the menu, this Mediterranean Orzo Salad can be ready in mere minutes.
Just toss together a handful of tantalizing ingredients for a simple bite of summer that’s perfect as a meatless meal or al fresco side dish. Or you can turn it into a quick weeknight dinner by adding cooked chicken, shrimp or a protein of your choice.
Mediterranean Orzo Salad Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: Servings: 4
Mediterranean Orzo Salad Recipe Ingredients
2 cups cooked orzo
2 mini cucumbers, thinly sliced
3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup arugula
1/4 cup pitted Kalamata and green olives, cut in half
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup Newman’s Own Garlic Vinaigrette & Marinade, plus additional for serving (optional)
Mediterranean Orzo Salad Recipe Instructions
Prepare the orzo first
Boil. Add the water to a large pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the salt.
Simmer. Add in the pasta and stir. Continue to simmer and cook for 7-10 minutes until it reaches your desired tenderness. It should be at al dente around 7 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine orzo, cucumbers, tomatoes, chickpeas, arugula, olives and feta cheese.
Toss with vinaigrette.
Serve with additional vinaigrette, if desired.
Bringing your family together for a meal that tastes like summer is what the season is all about. If you’re spending an evening firing up the grill, flipping on the oven, forming a homemade salad or anything in-between, the time spent together enjoying warm weather flavors is what everyone truly craves.
Your next backyard meal can start with a flavor infusion from Newman’s Own Garlic Vinaigrette & Marinade, a versatile option that can be tossed with salads or added to proteins before cooking. Made with premium ingredients and a special blend of herbs and spices, it sets itself apart by mixing garlic into the dressing in four different forms – minced, powder, granulated and chopped – to deliver a delightfully bold and zesty flavor with every bite.
SOURCE: Newman’s Own
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