An easy four-ingredient dressing brings bright flavor to a dinner salad packed with fresh veggies, herbs, and feta cheese.
1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
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
How to Make It
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.
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Simple and surprisingly delicious. I added some artichoke hearts in the hope that my daughter would miss the feta. She didn't but she admitted that even the feta was good in this dish. So I guess it is a keeper!
I made this last night for lunch today and it is absolutely amazing! This dish has such a great flavor combo and it's hard to believe it's healthy! This was so easy to make and I think next time I might try quinoa in place of the orzo and maybe add in chopped black olives. Definitely making this again!
Funny thing - I don't like dill and I don't like garbanzo beans which are the two main ingredients. But I had both items left over from my mom-in-law visiting, so I figured I would try out this recipe. It was excellent! I did add a couple ingredients to make it a little hardier for the main dish. I added halved cherry tomatoes, cubed cucumbers and grilled chicken that I had left over from the night before. I also added lemon zest to the sauce, but that's because for some reason I thought the recipe had called for it. I'm so glad I have some left over for lunch tomorrow!
Loved this. I didn't have orzo so I used wholewheat pasta. Great flavors. Even my husband who generally thinks dill should be reserved for pickles kept going back for more. I will definitely make this again.
This was amazingly good! Simple, fresh and fantastic. I used quinoa instead of orzo for higher nutritional value, and cherry tomatoes. Chopped cucumber would be good in it, too. Shared on FB; raved so much my friends think I'm bonkers! :)
So simple and very delicious! Love the lemon acidity, the salty feta, and the fresh dill. It goes in the summer rotation. Would be easy to adapt like subbing in quinoa or adding fresh veggies like cucumbers.
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