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Lemony Orzo Salad – Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club

Lemony Orzo Salad

Our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club chose to make something light for lunch for the month of September. If you are like me, a turkey sandwich just doesn’t always cut it in the lunch department. It’s nice to change things up a bit, for the sake of health as well as variety.Here’s what is on the lunch menu this month…

Lemony Hummus with Spicy Whole-Wheat Pita Chips – Val of More than Burnt Toast

Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich – Helene of La Cuisine d’Helene

Lemony Orzo Salad – Aggie

Vegetarian Minestrone – Shelby of The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch

Chocolate Fudge Snack Cake – Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club

Doesn’t that all sound so good? Check out each member’s blog for links to the recipes and their own photos!

Lemony Orzo Salad(this recipe calls for feta…I didn’t have any on hand so I substituted grated Parmesan cheese…)

I really enjoyed the Lemony Orzo Salad. I am a huge fan of orzo, it’s a rice shaped pasta and can be enjoyed in many types of dishes such as a pasta salad. I loved the simplicity of this dish…lots of chopped up vegetables paired with a whole grain (I used whole wheat orzo). You can easily add something like chickpeas or grilled chicken for protein to make it a balanced meal in itself. The lemon in the dressing brightened it all up! And since the recipe makes a nice size batch it will last you for a couple of lunches (or make a great dish for dinner!).

Lemony Orzo Salad
For a printable copy of this recipe click here.

And don’t forget to visit the other members of the Virtual Supper Club for more great lunch ideas!Enjoy!

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23 comments on “Lemony Orzo Salad – Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club”

  1. What a great side dish Aggie. I love all the healthy veggies in it. I've already printed out the recipe to try. Thanks for the great lunch idea.

  2. This looks delicious. Since starting my blog I have made couscous – which I have never tried before. Yesterday I bought the Orzo thinking of you making this salad – thinking also that it is about time I give it a try!

  3. mmm I love orzo too. And I think its awesome that theres are SO many veggies in this mix. Great cooking lady 😉 How are things?

  4. Orzo is one of my favorites! Looks delicious, and I'll have to start looking for whole wheat orzo at the grocery store.

  5. This is like the best that the season has to offer on a plate Aggie. Thanks for bringing it to our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club.

  6. I've recently discovered orzo and I'm always looking for new recipes with it. This looks yummy!

  7. I love orzo especially in salads. This can be turned into a main salad if we add protein. Delicious.

  8. Yum! I ate something very similar for lunch today. I love orzo!

  9. this sounds like my kind of lunch! I'm always looking for something I can make on the weekend and then package up so I can quickly grab it for work each morning.

  10. What a lovely lunch or light supper.
    I love orzo and your add-ins are just perfect. I hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer.

  11. Uhm, yes. Yes it does sound good. 😉

  12. Yum! I will definitely try this out. I always keep some orzo in the cupboard.

  13. I love Orzo, too. This one looks right up my alley.

  14. Yum. I've been looking for some lighter recipes, as we'd both like to shed a few pounds. Will definitely try this one out. Will make a good lunch for me during the week. Thanks!

  15. I just bought orzo at whole foods yesterday, without having a specific recipe in mind.. I think you gave me the inspiration I was looking for! I have a ton of old Cooking Light recipes cut out at home, and I kind of think I've made this before. Either way, I think I'll be making it soon!

  16. We love orzo so much and this is such a great salad. We've made some very similar and their so yummy and filling.

  17. This would be great as a side OR as a light lunch in itself. Or served over greens… or with sliced chicken mixed in… Nice choice, and great photos!

  18. I love orzo, always seem to toss it with feta..this looks delicious.Figtreeapps

  19. I love pasta salad for lunch!

  20. Hope Cooking LIght is contagious – I've been reading quite many blogs with that theme!

  21. Mmmm … this looks good! I love pasta salads, and the orzo shape is so much fun to eat! It looks so good on your plate with all those veggies. Hmmm … it's lunchtime here and I haven't planned anything yet. Wonder if I have some orzo in the cabinet …. 🙂

  22. that looks really good! i love orzo, and i've made some things similar to this before.

  23. Looks great and healthy! I love orzo too 🙂