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Italian Orzo Pasta Salad

Amber Gray
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Egg Free
Servings 4
Calories 342 kcal


  • 3/4 cup orzo
  • 3/4 cup chopped broccoli florets chopped
  • 3/4 cup halved yellow and red cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium garbanzo beans drained, rinsed
  • 2 sprigs basil chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil and vinegar dressing


  • Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and do not rinse. Pour into large mixing bowl.
  • Prepare ice bath by placing a few cubes of ice with water in medium bowl.
  • Place broccoli in covered microwaveable dish with 1 Tbsp. water. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Drain and transfer to ice bath for 30 seconds. Drain and add to orzo.
  • Add tomatoes, garbanzo beans, basil, cheese, and dressing to orzo and broccoli. Toss and season with pepper as desired. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.


Calories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 24.33gProtein: 18.82gFat: 19.73gSodium: 184mgFiber: 5.71gSugar: 9.39g
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