Lemon Dill Chickpea and Orzo Salad

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291 CALORIES 41g CARBS 9g FAT 12g PROTEIN
5
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(8 Old SmartPoints™)
(8 PointsPlus®)

This Lemon Dill Chickpea and Orzo Salad with Feta Dressing is an exciting twist on pasta salad that is packed with flavor. It all starts with the orzo, which is basically a rice shaped pasta. You can use regular or whole wheat orzo depending on what you can find. Then you add chickpeas, tomatoes, arugula, and dill to the orzo. Finally everything is tossed with a delicious feta vinaigrette made with feta cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, dijon mustard, and garlic. It's so yummy and will make anything taste amazing.

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The Recipe

Lemon Dill Chickpea and Orzo Salad

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 20 Min
TOTAL TIME: 25 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup dill, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

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Instructions

  1. Cook the orzo according to package directions.
  2. Make the dressing by combining the feta cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, water, Dijon mustard, oregano, and garlic powder. Mash the feta a bit with a fork to create a pourable dressing. Season with pepper and salt if needed.
  3. Toss together orzo (warm or cold), chickpeas, green onions, dill, tomatoes, arugula, and dressing.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291
Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 7mg
2%
Sodium 449mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate 41g
13%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 5g
Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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