Greek Lemon Orzo Salad (Risoni)
Greek Lemon Orzo Salad (Risoni)
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 10 min
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  • Summary

    A fabulous side, great for taking to gatherings, and substantial enough to have as a meal, this Lemon Orzo Salad tastes like a Greek Salad with a bright zesty lemon dressing! As vegetable sizes can differ, adjust the quantities to your taste.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup / 200 g risoni / orzo pasta
    • 350 g / 12 oz cherry tomatoes (, halved (or 2 large tomatoes))
    • 2 Lebanese / Persian cucumbers (, diced)
    • 150 g / 5 oz firm feta (, cut into 1/2cm/ 1/2" cubes)
    • 1/4 - 1/2 red onion (, cut into wedges and sliced thinly)
    • 1 green capsicum/bell pepper (, cut into 3 cm / 2.25" strips (Note 1))
    • 150 g / 5 oz whole black olives (, seed in (adjust qty to taste))
    • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
    • 2 tsp lemon zest
    • 3 tbsp lemon juice
    • 5 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp Dijon mustard ((or other mild mustard))
    • 1 garlic clove (, minced)
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • Black pepper

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 209 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 18 g 27.96%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 26.59%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 21 mg 7.01%
    • Sodium: 610 mg 25.44%
    • Calcium: 158 mg 15.82%
    • Potassium: 258 mg 7.37%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.71%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 8 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.2%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 15.78%
    • Vitamin C 51.57%
    • Vitamin D 0.95%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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