Create a tasty weeknight dinner salad with rich feta cheese, fresh veggies and herbs, and orzo, a rice-shaped pasta. Add a dinner salad and garlic roll to round out the Italian-style meal. (Serves 4)

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Dill, and Lemon

Credit: Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

Chopped romaine with mint Combine 4 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce and 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint in a bowl. Combine 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over salad; toss to combine.

Garlic breadsticks 


Total time: 30 minutes

1. While water for pasta comes to a boil and oven preheats for breadsticks:
• Slice green onions.
• Chop dill.
• Drain chickpeas.

2. While pasta cooks:
• Bake breadsticks.
• Prepare romaine salad.
• Prepare dressing for orzo salad.