Lemony Orzo Two Bean Salad

Lemony Orzo Two Bean Salad

Green Giant® green beans pair with Progresso® cannellini beans in this refreshing pasta salad.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

Salad
1
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina (rice-shaped) pasta (6 oz)
1 1/2
cups Green Giant® frozen cut green beans
1
can (15 or 19 oz) Progresso® cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1/2
cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1/3
cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
3
tablespoons sliced green onions (3 medium)
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)
Dressing
3
tablespoons lemon juice
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, adding green beans during last 5 to 7 minutes of cooking time. Cook until pasta and green beans are tender. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  2. In large bowl, mix cooked orzo and green beans and all remaining salad ingredients except feta cheese; stir gently. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until chilled.
  3. Meanwhile, in small jar with tight-fitting lid, shake all dressing ingredients until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  4. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad; stir gently to coat. Top with feta cheese.
Makes 6 servings (about 1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you don't have fresh basil, you can use 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves instead.
Instead of the red bell pepper, use 1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 290
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 430mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 1 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.