Mediterranean Lemon Pasta Salad
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Mediterranean Lemon Pasta Salad

This zesty make-ahead, healthy, pasta salad is tossed with fresh Mediterranean flavors.

6
servings
30 min
PREP TIME
02 hrs 30 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

4 ounces uncooked dried rosamarina pasta (orzo)

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

2 medium (2 cups) green, orange, red and/or yellow bell peppers, coarsely chopped

1 large (1 cup) onion, coarsely chopped

2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

2 medium (1 1/2 cups) tomatoes, coarsely chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) cucumber, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup pitted ripe olives, drained, halved

1 (14-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Belgian endive, if desired

Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water. Drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add bell peppers, onion and Italian seasoning. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until peppers are just tender. Remove from heat.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine cooked pasta, pepper mixture and all remaining ingredients except Belgian endive and additional parsley; toss gently. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors.

  4. STEP 4

    Garnish with Belgian endive and additional parsley, if desired.

Nutrition

180Calories
5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
320Sodium (mg)
29Carbohydrates (g)
6Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)

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  June 09, 2017

This has been one of my signature summer recipes for many years since I first found it on your website. It is absolutely delicious and I'm always asked for the recipe when I serve it.

— says Julie
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  September 24, 2008

Rather than sauteing the vegetables in this salad, I decided to add them in fresh. This became such a popular salad for us this summer and everyone who ate it loved it.

— says T.R.
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