Chickpea Avocado Orzo Salad – full of proteins, healthy fats, can be a complete meal or a side dish.
Chickpea Avocado Orzo Salad consists of some of my favorite ingredients: pasta, avocado, feta cheese and chickpeas. It is so full of proteins, healthy fats and so nutritious that it can be a complete meal as well as a side dish. If feta cheese is replaced with black olives, the salad becomes suitable for vegans. The dressing is made with olive oil, lemon juice and Mediterranean herbs (or other herbs of your choice) which adds more flavor to the dish.
- 1 cup cooked orzo pasta
- 1 cup chickpeas cooked
- 1 cup avocado cubed
- 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled (VEGANS use olives instead)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp dried Mediterranean herbs
- salt and black pepper to taste
Put olive oil, lemon juice, dried Mediterranean herbs, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix with a fork.
Add orzo pasta, cooked and drained chickpeas, avocado cubes and feta cheese (or olives). Toss to combine and serve.