Minted Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Feta Cheese



Minted Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Feta Cheese:

Orzo Salad:

8oz organic whole wheat orzo (Delallo)
28oz rinsed, drained organic chickpeas
2oz organic crumbled vegan feta cheese
3/4 cup chopped organic white onion (could also use red)
6 tablespoons chopped organic fresh basil
3/4 cup chopped organic mint leaves
1/2 cup chopped organic celery

Vinaigrette:

1/2 cup organic red wine vinegar
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly ground organic black pepper
1 organic garlic clove finely minced
1/4 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
3 teaspoons organic agave

Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in blender and pulse until combined, then set aside.

Begin cooking orzo as directed on package. Thoroughly rinse and drain chickpeas and put into large bowl. Chop onion, basil, mint leaves, and celery and add to bowl. Once pasta is cooked completely, rinse gently to cool and remove excess starch (note: only rinse pasta when including in cold dishes such as this one). Once cool, add orzo to bowl with other ingredients and fold ingredients together gently. Next, slowly drizzle vinaigrette over salad while continuing to fold over ingredients until coated. Once coated, top with feta and set any extra vinaigrette aside.

Makes 6 servings. Works as a great side dish to a cleanly prepared protein. Also packs well for an easy to-go lunch.

Share:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Categories

Ordered List

  1. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.
  2. Aliquam tincidunt mauris eu risus.
  3. Vestibulum auctor dapibus neque.

Sample Text

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation test link ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

Definition List

Definition list
Consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Support

Need our help to upload or customize this blogger template? Contact me with details about the theme customization you need.

Pages