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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

Orzo Salad

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.

Cooking Light JULY 2002

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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

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

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • 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
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