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Greek Salad with Orzo Recipe

Greek Salad with Orzo Recipe

"This salad was created in summer when my tomato garden was more bountiful than ever," says Kelly Skahan from Springfield, Missouri. "It's a snap to prepare and simply sensational."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4-5 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts water
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 cup cut fresh green beans, cooked
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup Greek vinaigrette

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, bring water to a boil. Add orzo and cook for 5 minutes. Add beans; cook 4-5 minutes longer or until orzo and beans are tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large salad bowl, combine the tomatoes, lemon juice and peel. Drain orzo and beans; rinse in cold water. Stir into tomato mixture. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 4-5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 311 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 251 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.