Greek-Style Orzo and Double-Bean Salad

Get a taste of the Mediterranean in this tasty bean and pasta salad. Feel free to swap couscous or quinoa for orzo.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: about 1 cup
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Marinate: 15 mins

Greek-Style Orzo and Double-Bean Salad

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan cook pasta according to package directions, adding green beans and edamame for the last 3 minutes of cooking; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
  2. In a large bowl combine pasta mixture, tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, olives, red onion, vinegar, oil, parsley, oregano, mustard, salt, and pepper. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes. Chill until ready to serve.

From the Test Kitchen

To Serve Salad on Grilled Eggplant:

Trim 1 large eggplant and cut crosswise into eight 3/4-inch slices. Coat both sides with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. For a charcoal or gas grill, place eggplant on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, turning once halfway through grilling. Divide grilled eggplant slices among dinner plates. Spoon the pasta mixture on top of eggplant.

Nutrition analysis per serving: 215 calories, 9 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 9 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 7 g fiber, 7 g total sugar, 13% Vitamin A, 25% Vitamin C, 482 mg sodium, 11% calcium, 13% iron

To Serve Salad with Pita Chips:

Divide the pasta mixture among small salad bowls. Serve with one 1 1/2-ounce package unsalted pita chips.

Nutrition analysis per serving: 212 calories, 9 g protein, 25 g carbohydrate, 9 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 4 g total sugar, 13% Vitamin A, 21% Vitamin C, 385 mg sodium, 10% calcium, 13% iron

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vegetarian, lower carb

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Nutrition Facts (Greek-Style Orzo and Double-Bean Salad)

  • Per serving:
  • 187 kcal ,
  • 8 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat ,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 3 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 8 mg chol. ,
  • 334 mg sodium ,
  • 21 g carb. ,
  • 4 g fiber ,
  • 4 g sugar ,
  • 8 g pro.
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