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Spinach-Orzo Salad with Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in orzo; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until al dente, 8-10 minutes.
  • 2. In a large bowl, toss spinach and warm orzo, allowing spinach to wilt slightly. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, parsley and green onions.
  • 3. Whisk together dressing ingredients. Toss with salad.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 122 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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