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Whole Wheat Orzo Salad with Kale, Chickpeas, Lemon, and Feta

A taste of the Mediterranean in your lunch box.

This is a pasta salad you don’t have to feel guilty about. Instead of using regular pasta, this recipe uses 100% whole wheat orzo for a whole-grain base then flavors it with the taste of the Mediterranean. Kale and chickpeas provide a healthful and protein-packed boost and a sprinkle of feta adds a tangy bite. The entire salad is dressed with a tart lemony dressing that’s slightly smoky from the addition of cumin. The best thing about this salad is that it’s great as a weeknight meal but can also be saved for delicious leftovers. Make a big batch tonight and enjoy the rest for lunch all week.


Kalyn Denny from Kalyn's Kitchen

I've always been passionate about cooking but that skill became more important when I embraced low-glycemic eating. Now as a full-time blogger I share recipes at Kalyn's Kitchen and spread the slow cooker love at Slow Cooker from Scratch.

For the past 7 years, Kalyn has been a prolific and active blogger sharing her home-cooking on her blog, Kalyn’s Kitchen, with a focus on healthy and low-glycemic recipes. What we love about Kalyn’s cooking style is that it’s approachable enough for any night of the week but still inspired, creative, and delicious. With her own success on a low-glycemic index diet, she’s become a leading blogger on how we can all eat healthier without sacrificing an ounce of flavor. She also started a dedicated slow-cooking blog, Slow Cooker from Scratch, where she shares from scratch, whole-food recipes (from breakfast to dinner) that can be made in the slow-cooker.

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  • inspirededibles

    Great to learn about your site Kalyn – I look forward to more delicious, low GI recipes…today’s salad looks gorgeous!