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Vegan Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Updated: Sep 13

This vegan orzo salad is the perfect lunch or side dish for a summer barbeque party. The chickpeas add a good dose of plant based protein and the pine nuts add a buttery texture.


Ingredients:


1 cup orzo pasta

2 cups chickpeas

¼ cup sliced Kalamata olives

½ cup chopped canned/marinated artichokes

1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

1 roasted red pepper, chopped (or about ½ cup jarred roasted red peppers)

¼ cup roasted pine nuts


Dressing:

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

¼ cup olive oil

¼ tsp dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:


1. Cook orzo according to package directions


2. Combine the remaining ingredients together for the salad. Mix well.


3. Whisk together ingredients for the dressing. Pour over salad. Mix well.


4. Refrigerate or serve warm.


Enjoy! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this recipe!

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