Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Ingredients :

4 oz dry whole wheat orzo
1/3 cup diced grape tomatoes
1/3 cup diced cucumbers
6 pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
2 oz crumbled Feta cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 teaspoons white wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon yellow mustard

Directions :

Cook the orzo in salted water according to package directions and drain. Allow the pasta to cool and then place it in a container in the refrigerator for at least an hour until chilled.
When the orzo is cool, place it in a mixing or serving bowl and add the tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and Feta and stir together until well combined.
In a separate bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and mustard and stir together to make a dressing until thoroughly mixed. Pour the dressing over the orzo salad and toss together until pasta salad is well coated with dressing.

Nutrition Info :

Yield: 6 (1/2 cup) servings

125 calories | 15 g carbs | 1 g sugars | 5 g fat | 2 g saturated fat | 4 g protein | 2 g fiber | SmartPoint: 4 | 1/2 cup side dish