Easy Mediterranean Orzo Salad Recipe

Easy Mediterranean Orzo Salad Recipe

How To Make Easy Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This orzo salad recipe is a great mix of Mediterranean flavors – earthy, savory, with just the right umami from the nuts, cheese, and herbs.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½cuporzo pasta,uncooked
  • tsplemon-infused olive oil
  • ¼cupsliced black olives
  • ¼cupmarinated artichoke hearts,drained and chopped
  • ¼cupcanned chickpeas
  • ¼cuproasted red peppers,drained and chopped
  • 2tbsptoasted pine nuts
  • 2tbspricotta salata cheese,crumbled or shaved

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

  2. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well.

  3. Toss orzo with lemon-infused olive oil. Add olives, artichoke hearts, chickpeas, roasted red peppers, pine nuts, and Ricotta Salata.

  4. Toss to combine. Refrigerate to chill and allow flavors to build.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 799.43kcal
  • Fat: 53.94g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.39g
  • Trans Fat: 3.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.38g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.28g
  • Carbohydrates: 78.47g
  • Fiber: 26.15g
  • Sugar: 11.11g
  • Protein: 25.30g
  • Cholesterol: 7.82mg
  • Sodium: 2662.59mg
  • Calcium: 269.64mg
  • Potassium: 640.75mg
  • Iron: 19.34mg
  • Vitamin A: 247.94µg
  • Vitamin C: 232.33mg
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