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Orzo & Grape Salad with Feta & Mint

September/October 2013

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This brightly flavored, healthy orzo pasta salad recipe is a bright, refreshing and easy side dish to pair with chicken or lamb. Great served warm, room temperature or cold, this healthy pasta salad recipe is also delicious when made with quinoa instead of orzo.


Orzo & Grape Salad with Feta & Mint Recipe

Makes: 6 servings

Serving Size: about 3/4 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo, preferably whole-wheat
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups quartered or halved seedless grapes
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

Preparation

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add orzo and cook until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water until cool.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add grapes, feta, mint, onion and the orzo; toss to combine.

Nutrition

202 calories; 7 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 7 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 5 g fiber; 192 mg sodium; 130 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
6
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Meal/Course
Lunch
Dinner


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