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Roasted Veggie Lemon Orzo Salad

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This vibrant, picnic-perfect salad yields a burst of lemony and savory flavors in every bite. An easy plant-based dish to prepare for lunch or dinner, it features a combo of tender orzo and beans, plus roasted tomatoes, bell peppers and brussels sprouts.

Homemade Lemon Orzo Salad with Beans and Roasted Veggies in White Serving Bowl on Table | Vitacost.com/Blog

Homemade Lemon Orzo Salad with Beans and Roasted Veggies in White Serving Bowl on Table | Vitacost.com/Blog

Roasted Veggie Lemon Orzo Salad

Salad

  • 2
    cups
    orzo
  • 16
    cups
    water
  • 15
    oz. canned
    chickpeas
    drained & rinsed
  • 15
    oz. canned
    red kidney beans
    drained & rinsed
  • 2
    cups
    mini bell peppers or sweet peppers
    chopped
  • 2
    lbs.
    baby brussels sprouts
    halved
  • ½
    cup
    toasted walnuts
  • 1
    tsp.
    salt
  • 1
    tsp.
    black pepper
  • 1
    tsp.
    garlic powder
  • Fresh parsley
    to garnish

Salad

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Arrange bell peppers and brussels sprouts in a single layer on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, black pepper and garlic powder.

  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until veggies are charred, wilted and tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

  4. While veggies cook, prepare orzo. In large pot, combine orzo with water and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to boil according to package directions. Drain orzo, then fluff with a fork. Let cool.

Lemon dressing

  1. In bowl, mix olive oil and lemon juice until combined. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Assembly

  1. Spoon orzo into serving bowl. Top with drained chickpeas, red kidney beans, roasted veggies and walnuts. Drizzle with lemon dressing, Gently toss to combine, garnish with parsley and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Roasted Veggie Lemon Orzo Salad

Amount Per Serving (1 g)

Calories 707
Calories from Fat 252

% Daily Value*

Fat 28g43%

Saturated Fat 4g20%

Polyunsaturated Fat 8g

Monounsaturated Fat 15g

Sodium 402mg17%

Potassium 1432mg41%

Carbohydrates 94g31%

Fiber 21g84%

Sugar 12g13%

Protein 27g54%

Vitamin A 3635IU73%

Vitamin C 235mg285%

Calcium 168mg17%

Iron 8mg44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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