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Southwestern Orzo Salad + KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
This Southwestern Orzo Salad is made with sweet corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, and tossed with a simple and delicious Lemon Vinaigrette. It's really, reeeeeally good! Perfect for summer BBQs, potlucks and picnics!
Course: Salads/Side Dishes
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 8
Calories: 189

Ingredients

For the Orzo Salad

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked orzo
  • 1 can (15-oz) sweet corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15-oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 2 avocados , diced
  • 1/4- cup fresh parsley leaves
  • grated parmesan cheese , optional

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste

Instructions 

  • Cook Orzo according to the directions on the box.
  • Remove from heat; drain and rinse with cold water.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine cooled orzo, sweet corn, black beans, tomatoes, and avocado chunks; set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Add as much dressing as you want to the prepared orzo salad. Refrigerate any remaining salad dressing.
  • Toss salad, cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and grated parmesan cheese.
  • Serve.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD
 
Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Orzo Salad + KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 419mg12%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 26.9mg33%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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