This easy Chickpea and Orzo Salad is bursting with Mediterranean flavor- olives, feta, sun dried tomatoes, lemon, and garlic- combined with an awesome crunch from toasted almonds. It’s healthy because it’s packed with fiber, nutrients, and green veggies. It’s the perfect side for Easter dinner, to take to a potluck or picnic, or for a light meal.
I celebrated my 32nd birthday a few weeks ago. My sister and her boyfriend got me two BEAUTIFUL new cookbooks from America’s Test Kitchen- they certainly know the way to this food blogger’s heart! One of them, The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook, has made me super motivated to eat more Mediterranean food. This recipe is inspired by a few of the orzo recipes in the book.
The Mediterranean diet has, for years, been touted by nutritionists as the most healthy diet out there. It’s high in whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and healthy oils. This recipe has all of the above. It’s super filling and satisfying but also light tasting and doesn’t weigh you down….