Orzo Salad

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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Recipe from Cooking Light

Pasta salad is always a reliable family reunion choice. It's portable and goes with everything from fried chicken to ham. This version with orzo can be served chilled or at room temperature.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups hot cooked orzo (about 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Preparation

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well to coat. Cover bowl and chill for 1 hour.
Jessica B. Harris,
July 2002

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 213
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 6.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 7.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 31.3g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 305mg
  • Calcium: 71mg