Summer Orzo Citrus Salad Recipe

Make even the simplest dishes into a hearty meal with a side of orzo salad.
  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 10 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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ingredients

  • 1½ cups orzo pasta
  • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges
  • 1 small shallot, cut in half and sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups baby arugula leaves or spinach

cooking methods

  • Stovetop

directions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, drain oranges reserving ¼ cup liquid. In large bowl, combine oranges, reserved liquid and remaining ingredients except arugula.
  3. Stir in cooled pasta and arugula. Toss to coat. Salt and pepper as desired.
Makes 6 servings.

Make Ahead
: Prepare up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate, covered.

Nutrition per Serving:
Calories:
280
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 220mg
Carbs: 46g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar:125g
Protein: 7g

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