Mediterranean Orzo Pasta

The recipe I have today is one I wrote about when I guest posted for Pamela at A Little Glitter a little bit ago, but thought it was worth sharing again here, in case you missed it. Plus, it's such a tasty and easy dish to throw together, it's perfect for a busy weeknight, which there are going to be lots more of as the holiday season approaches.

I found the recipe from The Sequin Notebook and decided to make it, with a few additions!
Don't let the ingredient list scare you--you probably have a lot of this stuff on hand already (and if you don't, it doesn't cost much to buy them)

What You Need:
-1.5 cups orzo, uncooked
-1 tsp minced garlic
-2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
-1 tsp Dijon mustard
-1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
-1/2 tsp dried marjoram
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp pepper
-1 can (16 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
-1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
-1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, julienne cut
-1/4 C parsley, chopped (I just used dried since I had it on hand)
-feta cheese, crumbled (1/2 Cup or more)

What You Do:
1. Cook the orzo according to the package directions, drain and return to the pot you cooked it in.

2. While the orzo is cooking, mix the garlic, vinegar, marjoram, Dijon mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper together in a small bowl, until it's mixed well.
3. Once the pasta is done cooking and drained, add in the chickpeas, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and parsley and mix together.
4. Pour the dressing you made over the pasta and mix until combined.
5. Top with feta cheese (if you're using it), or you could top with shredded parmesan (or...both!) ;)
Eat up and enjoy!

This one is SO flavorful, I'm drooling just looking back at the pics and remembering how yummy it was! 
You could definitely eat this as a side-dish or as a main dish at home. 

Check out some of the other tasty recipes I've made on my Recipes Page!

25 comments:

  1. I love orzo - I first made it this summer and haven't been able to stop since!! Definitely going to be trying this recipe...but no go on the artichokes for me lol!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Yum, this sounds delicious!! It would be the perfect meal for me for lunch!! Definitely have to try this one!

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  3. This looks amazing! I love anything with sun dried tomatoes in the ingredients list, and I cannot wait to give this a try.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Glad you loved the recipe and were able to make it your own! This one is still a staple for us!

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  5. this looks so good! so much flavor in one dish. love orzo and don't cook with it enough!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. This sounds so amazing! I love orzo but never even though to make a pasta salad with it, so smart! Definitely making this for lunches next week! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. Mmm, yes please!! I have orzo in my pantry right now - this may have to be added to the dinner rotation this week :)

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  8. This... this looks yummy and I have almost all the ingredients, happening this weekend!

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  9. Orzo is my favorite. I make one with cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, and greek dressing. I like sun dried tomatoes but MFD does not!

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  10. YUM! I'll be adding feta and parmesan! Bring on all the cheese <3

    Green Fashionista

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  11. I loooove orzo and luckily I have most of these ingredients on hand!

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  12. Ooooh this sounds delicious!! I want to add in some olives and this will be a favorite in our house :)

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  13. That looks so good! Also, I had canned soup for lunch today, talk about ultimate boring so these made my stomach growl lol

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  14. This looks absolutely amazing! Yum!

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  15. Yum! I love how easy this is, definitely will come in handy with all these busy holiday nights coming up!

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  16. Yum. This sounds really, really delish!!! Love mediterranean food!

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  17. Looks fantastic and I love chickpeas and artichokes yet rarely know recipes to cook them with. Yum!

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  18. I'm emailing this to my mom - she seriously loves anything Mediterranean!

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  19. this looks so dang tasty! i'm kicking myself because i sent lee to the grocery store and forgot chickpeas!! they are so useful and this looks amazing. it's on my list.

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  20. I would try this! Sounds pretty good.

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  21. This sounds amazing! I'm definitely going to try it!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  22. Yum! Yum! Yum! I will definitely be trying this recipe soon, it looks delicious! Xo, Stephanie

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