Orzo Tomato Salad

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 Do you want a healthy quick side salad that is crisp, tangy, and sweet?  Orzo Tomato Salad is made with sweet cherry red and yellow tomatoes, chick peas, black olives, red onions, feta cheese and orzo pasta that is drizzled with a lemon, blood orange olive oil dressing. Read more for the recipe and check out www.lizbushong to see step by step instructions. 

Ingredients for Orzo Tomato Salad/www,izbushong.com

Ingredients for Orzo Tomato Salad/www,izbushong.com

Orzo Tomato Salad

1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes-sliced in quarters

1 cup yellow cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in quarters

1 cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup sliced black olives, drained and rinsed

½ cup diced red onion

½ cup feta cheese crumbled

12 ounces orzo, cooked and rinsed

¼ cup chopped parley-optional


1/8 -cup blood orange,* olive oil

1/8 -cup olive oil

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon granulated sugar



1.Make dressing-mix all ingredients together and set aside.

2. Make salad:  Place all ingredients a large mixing bowl, except the Orzo pasta. Place the Orzo and chopped parsley over the top of all ingredients, drizzle the dressing over the top.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours for flavors to blend.  Toss salad before serving.  This can be a main dish salad or serve with grilled meats as a side.

*Can substitute blood orange olive oil with regular olive oil.

Yields: 12 servings