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Mediterranean Orzo Salad Recipe

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.

Salad, Mediterranean

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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