Orzo Italian Pasta Salad

Total Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (210g) dried orzo pasta
  • 14 oz. (400g) canned artichoke hearts
  • 10 sundried tomatoes, rehydrated
  • ½ small sweet onion
  • ¼ cup (12g) chopped parsley
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • ½ small red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 tbsp. lite Italian salad dressing of choice

Instructions

  1. Bring a medium-sized saucepan of water to a boil. Add in the pasta and cook for 10 minutes or per the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, drain and chop the artichoke hearts. Finely chop the sundried tomatoes, red pepper and onion.
  3. Once the pasta has cooked, drain and pour into a large bowl. Mix the spinach into the hot pasta until it wilts slightly. Now add in the sundried tomatoes, onion, parsley, red pepper, crushed garlic, artichoke hearts and salad dressing. Mix well and serve.

Notes

To add in more protein, replace the orzo pasta with lentil pasta.
To reduce carbohydrates, omit the pasta and substitute for green leaf lettuce.

Nutrition Information:

YIELD: 2

Serving Size: 1

Amount per serving

Calories: 362

TOTAL FAT: 4g

CARBOHYDRATES: 72g

PROTEIN: 18g

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