Whole Wheat Orzo Tabouleh
Adapted from source: pastafits.org
Instead of bulgur, pastafits.org created a different twist on the traditional Arabian dish of Tabouleh using whole wheat orzo. Fresh vegetables and spices with a little olive oil and lemon juice this dish will impress your guest and can be thrown together in no time! I found this dish to be the perfect cold side dish for a summer picnic as the mint gives it a fresh taste!
½ lb. whole wheat orzo
¾ c. thinly sliced scallions (about 3)
1 ½ c. chopped, peeled cucumber
1 c. roughly chopped parsley
½ c. finely chopped mint
2 c. roughly chopped Roma tomatoes
1 tsp. grated garlic
¼ c. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
5 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook the orzo according to package directions. Drain and reserve. Cool completely before adding scallions, cucumbers, parsley, mint and other ingredients to the orzo. Toss well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.