Orzo Salad with Chickpeas & Artichoke Hearts


This hearty orzo salad features feta, lemon and dill, three ingredients often found in Greek cuisine. Enjoy for lunch or dinner.

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas & Artichoke Hearts
Photo: Photography / Fred Hardy, Styling / Kady Wohlfarth / Kay Clarke
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 servings


  • 1/2 cup orzo, or other tiny pasta

  • 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and peeled

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

  • teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

  • 1 7-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed

  • cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • 1 large tomato, chopped

  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves


  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Cook orzo until just tender, about 9 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Press to remove excess water. Transfer to a medium bowl and toss with oil.

  2. Mash garlic and salt into a paste with the back of a spoon in a medium bowl. Whisk in lemon juice and pepper. Add the cooked orzo, artichokes, chickpeas, feta, dill and mint; toss gently to combine. Add tomatoes and toss again.

  3. Divide spinach between 2 plates and top with the salad.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the salad--without the tomatoes and spinach--cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Add the tomatoes just before serving and serve over the spinach.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
8g Fat
73g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g 37%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Vitamin A 4896IU 98%
Vitamin C 44mg 48%
Folate 229mcg 57%
Sodium 708mg 31%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 7mg 39%
Magnesium 129mg 31%
Potassium 574mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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