Greek Orzo Salad With Chickpeas & Artichoke Hearts

READY IN: 39mins
Recipe by kitty.rock

Quintessential Greek flavors - feta, lemon and dill - combine perfectly in this hearty salad. To complete the Mediterranean mood, try pairing it with a Greek Retsina or a Portuguese Vinho Verde. From EatingWell magazine May/June 1996, and "EatingWell Serves Two" Dietary Exchanges: 4 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 very lean meat, 1 fat (4 Carbohydrate Serving). Posted for ZWT6. NOTE: Recipe amended to indicate fresh lemon juice and optional addition of some greek seasoning for more flavor.

Top Review by Andi of Longmeadow

Wish I had made more based on how quickly this was eaten up. I should of doubled it from the start :) Followed this exactly, except used a jar of 3 oz. of marinated artichokes. I wouldn't change one thing, this is so perfect the way it is!! Made for ZWT6 Zee Zesties!

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Directions

  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Cook orzo until just tender, about 9 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Press to remove excess water. Transfer to a medium bowl and toss with oil.
  2. Mash garlic and salt into a paste with the back of a spoon in a medium bowl. Whisk in lemon juice and pepper. Add the cooked orzo, artichokes, chickpeas, feta, dill and mint; toss gently to combine. Add tomatoes and toss again.
  3. Divide spinach between 2 plates and top with the salad.

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