Orzo SaladSubmitted by: BIGDOGMOM3
Chicken Broth, 4 cup (can use low sodium to control salt)
Orzo Pasta, 1.5 cup
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), 2 cup
Red Ripe Tomatoes, 1.5 cup cherry/grape tomatoes, cut in half
Onions, raw, 3/4 cup, chopped
Fresh Basil, 1/2 cup,chopped
Fresh Mint 1/4 cup, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup Red Wine Vinaigrette, recipe below
Honey, 2 tsp
Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, 1/2 cup
Red wine vinegar 1/4 cup
Fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbls
Salt, 1 tsp
Pepper, 1/2 tsp
Toss the orzo with the beans (drained and rinsed in cold water), tomatoes, onion, basil, mint and enough vinaigrette to coat. Season the salad to taste with salt and pepper, and serve at room temperature. If not serving right away, reserve vinaigrette until ready to serve, then mix in. This is a good salad to take to a picnic since there is no mayonnaise.
Makes approx. 8 1-cup servings.
To make vinaigrette:
Mix the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper in a blender. With the machine running, gradually blend in the oil. Season the vinaigrette, to taste, with more salt and pepper, if desired.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BIGDOGMOM3.