“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – White Bean and Orzo Salad

August 29, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a White Bean and Orzo Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Orzo Pasta, Reduced Sodium Navy Beans, Spinach Leaves, Roasted Red Peppers, Capers, fresh Basil, Reduced Fat Italian Dressing, and Crumbled Feta Cheese. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

White Bean and Orzo Salad
Featuring basil, feta cheese and roasted red peppers, this high-fiber pasta salad embraces the flavors of the Mediterranean! Quick and easy, you can be digging in with less than 15 minutes of preparation.

3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta (6 ounces)
1 can (about 15 ounces) reduced-sodium navy beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup packed spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons reduced-fat Italian dressing
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt.

2 – Combine beans, spinach, roasted peppers, capers, basil, and dressing in large bowl.

3 – Drain pasta; add to bean mixture. Add feta and toss gently.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 234 calories, Carbohydrates: 43 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 336 mg, Fiber: 9 g

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