Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, & Feta

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, & Feta Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com A light, simple, and healthy salad!

I got back from hot and humid Austin, Texas on Sunday. I was hoping to come home to a cooler climate, but Utah is on fire this week. It is HOT! Summer is definitely here!

Hot weather and too much food in Austin means I am eating healthy this week. For lunch, I made one of our favorite salads, Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, and Feta. This salad is light, simple, and healthy…and perfect for a hot summer day!

Whole Wheat Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, & Feta Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

I love using DeLallo’s Organic Whole Wheat Orzo to make this salad. It is hands down my favorite orzo. Look for it in the pasta aisle….and keep reading because we teamed up with our friends at DeLallo for a HUGE DeLallo giveaway. We love all of their products! The whole wheat orzo pasta has a slight nutty flavor, but it isn’t heavy. It is nice and light and so good in salads!

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, and Feta on twopeasandtheirpod.com This salad is perfect for spring and summer!

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, & Feta Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

I love this salad for many reasons-it is fresh, easy to make, keeps well in the fridge, and travels well. I love keeping a bowl in the fridge so I can pull it out for a light lunch or simple dinner. I also love making it for summer parties and picnics. It travels well and everyone loves it. It goes great with any meal! And sometimes it is our meal. It can be served as a side dish or main dish. Give me this orzo pasta salad and a slice of cold watermelon and I am in heaven!

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, & Feta Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Great as a side or main dish!

If you are looking for a healthy summer salad, give this Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, & Feta a try! It is a summer staple at our house!

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, & Feta on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love this healthy salad!

Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, & Feta

Whole wheat orzo pasta salad with chickpeas, cucumbers, lemon, dill, red onion, and feta cheese. This salad is great served as a side dish or main dish.

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked orzo (we use DeLallo Organic Whole Wheat Orzo)
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup diced red onion

For the Dressing:

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Cook orzo pasta according to package directions. Drain the orzo and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking and to wash away some of the starches. Allow the pasta to cool.

2. In a large bowl, combine orzo, chickpeas, cucumbers, feta, dill, and red onion.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over salad and stir until ingredients are well coated. Serve immediately or chilled.

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Disclosure: This post is in partnership with DeLallo and DeLallo is providing the giveaway, but our opinions are our own. 

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