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Onward. Day three. Pasta salad. But not PASTA salad, because there’s a nice balance of vegetables to go along with the carbs. I love having a salad that I can mix up early in the day for dinner that night; the flavors just get better.
Orzo Salad with Black-Eyed Peas, Olive & Cucumber
Another easy, oil-free salad with tons of zesty flavor that is easy to make!
- 1 15 ounce can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
- 3/4 cup whole wheat orzo
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. orange juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 English cucumber, cored and diced
- 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
- 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable broth
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 cup pepperoncini, chopped
- First, cook the orzo according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the black-eyed peas, tomato, parsley, garlic and the red wine vinegar and orange juice. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, stir and let marinate for about 15 minutes.
- In another bowl, combine the orzo, cucumber, olives, red onion, lemon zest, lemon juice, broth, oregano and pepperoncini. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Now you’re ready to combine the black-eyed peas mixture with the orzo mixture.
- If desired, layer plates with fresh greens and then top with the orzo salad.
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 445
- Sugar: 11
- Sodium: 175
- Fat: 4
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 79
- Protein: 28
- Cholesterol: 0
This one is my favorite so far, but I know you still have a few days left!
I really like this one, too!
Looks great. And starting with canned peas makes it quick, too!
What exactly is orzo? I’ve never heard of it.
It’s a small pasta – so really any kind of pasta would work here. I just like the small size of this particular kind.
Uh , how did you know I loved salads with black-eyed-peas ? :p
Haha! They’re wonderful, aren’t they?
Orzo is so great- definitely one of the best pastas in my opinion. This looks so satisfying!
Another great salad to try 🙂 Thank you!!
I love orzo, it gives me that pasta/rice combo that I crave! This looks delicious!
Thanks! I love my rice and pasta, too!
I love how you use pepperoncinis! I mainly see mine in martinis 😉
Ha! I like it! Gotta get your veggies.
Makes it practically a health drink 😉
Looks like a really nice balance and pasta ingredients, as you say! Plus anything with olives in it is ok by me 🙂
Black eyed peas!! So cute and yummy and in a salad! I am loving the series this week!
Looks wonderful, again! I’m loving this salad series!
I wish that you could come over and make my meals! 🙂
That would be fun! But you do amazing things in the kitchen, maybe you should cook for us ;-)!
Orzo salad – so perfect for summer! This looks so fresh!
God, love ALL your salads! Healthy and delicious!
How do you come up with the combinations? They’re lovely!
🙂 – sometimes from whatever is in the refrigerator!
I am loving this series!
Thank you so much!
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