I haven’t shared any recipes (or meal plans for that matter…) in a long time, but I made a variation of this veggie and orzo pasta salad the other day and love how it turned how, so I wanted to share it! It’s the perfect light side for summer days, whether you pair it with a lean protein like grilled chicken for lunch (or my fave, a Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Chicken Burger) or bring it to a cookout to share with friends and family. Also, it’s such a quick dish to throw together and has all the yummy veggies + healthy fats, too!
I️’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with pasta salad. It’s one of the most versatile dishes and can feed a crowd. I️ love this variation with orzo – most recipes call for other types of pasta, but there’s something about orzo that makes it seem a little bit fancier!
The great thing about this veggie and orzo pasta salad is you really can’t mess it up! Feel free to add other ingredients (think olives, sun-dried tomatoes, etc.) and adjust the spices and dressing to your taste. If you want to pack a protein punch, you can even add pepperoni or cheese (if you eat dairy) – that would definitely amp up the flavor even more! Enjoy!