Orzo Salad
Source: Spice it up! Summer 2013

  • Serves 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

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Ingredients

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1 cup orzo pasta dry
2 cups green beans trimmed and cut in 1-inch pieces
2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon shallots minced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh dill chopped
1/3 cup red pepper diced

Nutrient Analysis

PER SERVING:

1/4 of recipe


RENAL EXCHANGE:

3 Protein + 2 Starch + 1 Vegetable


Calories
441Kcal
Protein
31g
Carbohydrates
43g
Fibre
3.5g
Total Fat
16g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
59mg
Sodium
92mg
Potassium
461mg
Phosphorus
282mg

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This salad is just as tasty as a Vegetarian dish and makes a great side dish for your barbecued meats or fish.

Tip: Try adding a different protein to the salad, such as sliced steak, pork or hard boiled egg.


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Preparation

1
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In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add orzo and cook according to instructions on package (approximately 8 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside in a salad bowl.

2
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Cook beans in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. The beans should still be crisp.

3
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Heat the barbecue or grill pan on the stove on medium heat.

4
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Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle with spices. Grill the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165° F (approximately 7-10 minutes per side). Cut chicken in slices.

5
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To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the shallots, mustard, syrup, lemon juice and olive oil.

6
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To assemble the salad, pour vinaigrette over the cooked orzo. Add the green beans, dill, and red pepper. Mix together. Fan sliced chicken on top of the salad and serve.

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