Saturday, March 24, 2012

Meatless Monday Grocery List: Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

We're back from a few days visiting my parents in Cleveland, which featured a trip to one of my all-time favorite food meccas, the West Side Market. For all you Clevelanders reading this post, can I get an "amen" on the Market? If you're ever in CLE, be sure to check it out.

So for this week's Meatless Monday Healthy Eating Challenge I'm featuring my favorite Greek Orzo Pasta Salad, making it Jersey Baby style.

Jersey Baby suggested topping this delicious orzo salad with some chickpeas for good measure. Since I'll be enjoying this salad without any feta, some chickpeas for protein are right up my alley, and a great suggestion no matter what.

Here's the grocery list for this delicious recipe:

1 large lemon
4 roma tomatoes or a package of grape tomatoes
1/2 red onion
1/2 bell pepper
1 small zucchini or yellow squash
3 cloves garlic

12 oz orzo pasta
2 cups (about 15 oz canned or frozen artichoke hearts)
1 cup chopped olives, preferably kalamata
1 -15 oz can chickpeas -OR- 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas

4-6 oz crumbled feta

red wine vinegar
dried mustard powder
dried oregano
olive oil

Have a sweet weekend,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm a lucky Clevelander who will totally give a shout out to the West Side Market. One of my favorite places to shop, and eat :) -Sarah P