Lemony Orzo Two Bean Salad

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

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 6

Ingredients

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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    430mg
    430%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    42g
    42%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    12g
    12%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    20%;
    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.
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