Colorful Orzo Pasta Salad

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There is something about Spring that inspires me to make colorful dishes. The more colors the better! This pasta salad is fresh, colorful, and bursting with flavor! It has tri-colored baby tomatoes, steamed asparagus, fresh herbs, feta, and a red wine vinaigrette. This is a perfect dish for lunch or dinner! And it’s also a great pairing with chicken or fish.


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1.5 cups orzo
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1.5 cups tri-colored baby tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch steamed asparagus (cut into 1″ pieces)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • Red Wine Vinaigrette to taste (recipe follows)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Red Wine Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil

Pour chicken…

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