Heirloom Tomato, Kale and Orzo Salad

Heirloom Tomato, Kale and Orzo Salad

Serves 8

A favorite of Whole Foods Market® chefs, you can find a version of this recipe in our stores. This crowd-pleasing salad can be prepared up to a day ahead. Refrigerate the orzo and veggie mixture separately from the dressing and toss them together along with the basil, no more than an hour or two before serving.

Ingredients: 
  • 8 ounces (1 1/4 cups) orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/4 pound mixed heirloom tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 ounces (6 cups) baby kale
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, torn
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Method: 

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, cool under cold running water and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil. Add tomatoes, kale and onion, and toss.

Whisk together lemon juice, salt, pepper and remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and drizzle over salad. Add basil and toss until combined.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:170 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 5g protein
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