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My husband who despises all pasta salads raved about this one and went back for seconds – maybe it was the orzo as at first he didn’t even think of it as pasta.

Yield :

SmartPoints : 4

Ingredients :

  • 4 oz dry whole wheat orzo
  • 1/3 cup diced grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced cucumbers
  • 6 pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 2 oz crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon yellow mustard

Preparation :

  1. Cook the orzo in salted water according to package directions and drain. Allow the pasta to cool and then place it in a container in the refrigerator for at least an hour until chilled.
  2. When the orzo is cool, place it in a mixing or serving bowl and add the tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and Feta and stir together until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and mustard and stir together to make a dressing until thoroughly mixed. Pour the dressing over the orzo salad and toss together until pasta salad is well coated with dressing.

Nutritional Info :

125 calories, 15 g carbs, 1 g sugars, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 4 g protein, 2 g fiber
4 Smartpoint 1/2 cup side dish
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