Broccoli Rabe & Orzo Salad

Broccoli Rabe & Orzo Salad

Lemon, oregano and feta add zing to broccoli rabe tossed with whole-wheat orzo.

From EatingWell: March/April 2010
Yield: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 20
Total Time: 20

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup orzo, preferably whole-wheat
  2. 1 bunch broccoli rabe (about 1 pound), trimmed and chopped
  3. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  8. 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  9. 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add orzo and cook 3 minutes less than the package directions. Add broccoli rabe; cook 3 minutes more. Drain in a colander and gently press out as much water as possible.
  2. Heat oil in the pot over medium heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add oregano, salt, pepper, the broccoli rabe and orzo. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in feta and lemon juice.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 192 calories; 10 g fat (2 g sat, 6 g mono); 8 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 6 g fiber; 288 mg sodium; 247 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (61% daily value), Vitamin C (45% dv)

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 fat