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Southwestern Orzo Salad + KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

Katerina | Diethood
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!
Servings : 8
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

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

Calories: 189 kcal | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 11 mg | Potassium: 419 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 520 IU | Vitamin C: 26.9 mg | Calcium: 17 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 10 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Salads/Side Dishes
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: orzo salad, pasta salad, picnic salad, pot luck salad, southwestern salad recipe