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Grilled Vegetable Orzo Salad Recipe
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Grilled Vegetable Orzo Salad Recipe

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Vegetables that are in season make great additions to this salad. It is perfect for picnics. — Danielle Miller, Westfield, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium sweet yellow or red pepper, halved
  • 1 large portobello mushroom, stem removed
  • 1/2 medium red onion, halved
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • SALAD:
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 260 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 352 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Place vegetables in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients. Add to vegetables and toss to coat.
  2. Remove vegetables, reserving dressing. Grill mushroom, pepper and onion, covered, over medium heat 5-10 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Grill asparagus and zucchini, uncovered, 3-4 minutes or until desired doneness, turning occasionally.
  3. When cool enough to handle, cut vegetables into bite-size pieces. In a large bowl, combine cooked orzo, grilled vegetables, tomatoes, parsley, basil, salt, pepper and reserved dressing; toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until cold. Just before serving, stir in cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Vegetable Orzo Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2013

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 260 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 352 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

Yum!

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Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

Also I made this salad for my barbeque party. My guest went crazy over it !!!!

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Reviewed May. 28, 2014

This recipe is a favorite of mine, perfect for summertime. I make a boatload for parties and it disappears every time. Use the good whole feta & cut it in chunks yourself. I found it on Ina Garten's website, she bakes her veggies on a big sheet & includes eggplant & toasted pignoli nuts (pine nuts)...otherwise it's a similar recipe. It is even better the next day. You literally can't stop eating it. Good on a hot day, a nice stable salad dish (no mayo) you can make ahead & assemble at the last minute. It's good warm, cold...standing in front of the fridge. Yummo!

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

this is one of the best pasta salads i have made..it is very versatile and you can add chicken to this and make it a meal and serve warm..i used fresh mozarella in this recipe and worked well..

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

This is such a great recipe for summer time when there are lots of fresh veggies. But...I loved the smell so much in cooking it that I served mine warm. I did have quite a few more mushrooms and I fixed chicken breasts on the side if anyone wanted one. However...mostly they ate this salad. Served some warm bread on the side too.

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