Whole Grain Orzo Pasta Salad with Mozzarella Cheese & Avocado

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Orzo salad
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Course Lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings (1 cup each)
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. large whole grain orzo uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups green onions chopped
  • 4 cups grape size tomatoes or cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 orange juice
  • 1 lemon grated zest
  • 1 container (6 oz.) fresh Mozzarella cheese chopped
  • 1 cup cooked ham diced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves chopped or 1 teaspoon dried ground
  • 2 avocados cubed
Course Lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings (1 cup each)
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. large whole grain orzo uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups green onions chopped
  • 4 cups grape size tomatoes or cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 orange juice
  • 1 lemon grated zest
  • 1 container (6 oz.) fresh Mozzarella cheese chopped
  • 1 cup cooked ham diced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves chopped or 1 teaspoon dried ground
  • 2 avocados cubed
Orzo salad
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Instructions
  1. Prepare orzo according to package directions. Drain and let it cool.
  2. Gently fold remaining ingredients. Garnish with a few more leaves sprigs, if desired. Serve cold.
Recipe Notes

MEAL PATTERNS:
Grains – 1
Vegetable – 1

Nutrition Facts
Whole Grain Orzo Pasta Salad with Mozzarella Cheese & Avocado
Amount Per Serving (140g)
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Potassium 155mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.