Lemon Orzo Salad with Chicken or Chickpeas

You can make this salad with chicken or keep it vegetarian by adding chickpeas.


  • 1 lb. orzo
  • Salt
  • 4 mini cucumbers, chopped
  • 2 c. grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 oz. feta
  • 1 bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 c. mint, chopped
  • Chopped cooked chicken or 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • Mixed lettuce greens


  • 2 lemons, zest and juice (about 1/3 c.)
  • 2/3 c. olive oil
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, add salt and orzo and cook until al dente. Once it’s done, rinse it with cool water and let it drain thoroughly. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, prep all the salad ingredients.
  3. Add the dressing ingredients to a jar or small bowl, and whisk/shake until well combined.
  4. To the bowl with the orzo, add cucumbers through chicken/chickpeas.
  5. Toss the salad with the dressing. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Serve salad over mixed lettuce greens.

Lemon Orzo Salad with Chicken or Chickpeas:

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