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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad


Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is an easy filling salad loaded with tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumbers, orzo pasta, garbanzo beans, a Greek vinaigrette and more! Perfect for entertaining and meal prep.

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Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is an easy filling salad loaded with tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumbers, orzo pasta, garbanzo beans, a Greek vinaigrette and more! Perfect for entertaining and meal prep. www.nutritionistreviews.com
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For 4th of July, my mother-in-law made the best Greek Orzo Pasta Salad and I've been thinking about it ever since! It was so good that I honestly ate three bowls of it for lunch and then enjoyed it as leftovers later. It was so, so delicious and the perfect meal or side dish for anytime. The best part about it is that it is super easy to make and is something that the whole family will love. My kids sure do love it!

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Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is an easy filling salad loaded with tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumbers, orzo pasta, garbanzo beans, a Greek vinaigrette and more! Perfect for entertaining and meal prep. www.nutritionistreviews.com
This time, I made it with cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, red onion, garbanzo beans, basil and feta along with a homemade Greek vinaigrette. You can also buy a Greek dressing if you prefer. Some other add-ins that are awesome are kalamata olives, beets, parsley and artichokes. Use what you have on hand and prefer. You can make it several different ways and it will turn out delicious any of these ways.


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Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is an easy filling salad loaded with tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumbers, orzo pasta, garbanzo beans, a Greek vinaigrette and more! Perfect for entertaining and meal prep. www.nutritionistreviews.com
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Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is an easy filling salad loaded with tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumbers, orzo pasta, garbanzo beans, a Greek vinaigrette and more! Perfect for entertaining and meal prep. www.nutritionistreviews.com
Yield: serves about 8-10 

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is an easy filling salad loaded with tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumbers, orzo pasta, garbanzo beans, a Greek vinaigrette and more! Perfect for entertaining and meal prep.
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 20 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound of whole-wheat orzo pasta
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • Greek Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian spices
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, diced
  • Optional: salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, chop all vegetables and drain and rinse beans. 
  3. Whisk together Greek vinaigrette.
  4. Toss all ingredients together. Enjoy! 
**Stores well in the fridge for a few days.

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Greek Orzo Pasta Salad is an easy filling salad loaded with tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumbers, orzo pasta, garbanzo beans, a Greek vinaigrette and more! Perfect for entertaining and meal prep. www.nutritionistreviews.com

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