Easy Orzo Salad






Serves 3-4


Ingredients:


Salad

  • 8 oz orzo pasta

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 English cucumber, halved and sliced 1/4 inch-thick

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • 1 can (15-oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1/3 cup basil, cut into thin ribbons

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 teaspoon agave

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • freshly ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook orzo according to the directions on the package. Then transfer to a large bowl to cool. Drizzle with olive oil and stir to prevent orzo from sticking

  2. While orzo is cooling, prepare the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, chickpeas and basil

  3. Add dressing ingredients to a mason jar and shake until well combined

  4. Finally combine the orzo, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, chickpeas, basil and dressing together

  5. Serve and enjoy!