Member Login
Follow Us

Mediterranean Inspired Orzo Salad

The “Mediterranean Diet” puts the spotlight on fruits, veggies, beans and whole grains.


  • 2 cups whole wheat orzo, uncooked
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 1 stem of broccoli, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 can (around 1 cup) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3-4 ounces firm salty cheese such as ricotta salata, manouri or halloumi cheese*
  • Fresh mint, chives and parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and garlic powder, to taste
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • Olive oil, to taste


Together: Prep ingredients.
Adults: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Together: Add the chopped broccoli stems and cook for 1 minute. Add in the chopped broccoli florets and cook for an additional 40 seconds.
Adults: Scoop out the stems and florets with a sieve or slotted spoon and transfer them to a bowl of ice water for around a minute to stop it from cooking further. Then transfer them to a large kitchen towel to drain.
Adults: Return the water to a boil and add some olive oil. Cook the orzo according to the directions on the package and drain.
Together: Return the orzo to the pot. Add the broccoli, carrot, tomatoes, beans, cheese, herbs, olive oil, lime juice and zest and spices. Mix together. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. *You can also use feta cheese in this recipe, but it will likely melt and become a creamy sauce if the pasta and broccoli are still warm.

Thank you to our friends at The Monday Campaign for allowing Nourish Interactive to share these kid-friendly recipes.
The Monday Campaign

Sobre esta receta
  • Porciones: 6
  • Tiempo de preparación: 0 minutes
  • Tiempo de cocción: 5 minutes
Enviado Por
Kids Cook Monday
Comparta su Receta
¿Tiene usted una receta familiar favorita o una que a su niño le gusta? Nos encantaría compartir su receta con otros miembros. Clic aquí para agregar su propia receta saludable.
Buscar Recetas
Palabras clave




Las fotos mostradas en este sitio web fueron compradas legalmente de, y Todo clipart mostrado en este sitio es propiedad exclusiva de