Sunday, July 18, 2010

Orzo Salad with Dill, Chickpeas and Lemon

I have had this recipe for awhile now. I got it from a fellow boardie on my Kids Eating Healthy message board and it is wonderful. Please note that the picture is not mine, as many times as I have made this pasta salad I still do not have a picture of it. Maybe that is because it is always gone so fast.

This recipe is from Cooking Light, as is the picture.


1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions *I tend to omit this
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1 (19-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon cold water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic *If I do not have this on hand I have used garlic salt.
***I like to add cucumber to mine.

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

Combine pasta, onions, cheese, dill, and chickpeas in a large bowl, tossing gently to combine.

Combine juice and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat.

We love it, so easy, quick and great for a hot summer day!


I am linking this up to Mommy's Kitchen Potluck Sunday.

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  1. I like all those ingredients--sounds really good and healthy, too!

  2. That looks like my kind of lunch! I love Cooking Light. I have two of their recipe books and use them a lot. Most of the recipes I have tried I love.