This is a sponsored post on behalf of Reese Specialty Foods®. Thank you for inspiring this delicious Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Homemade Citrus Vinaigrette! Of course, as always, all opinions are 100% mine. When you think of healthy foods, what comes to mind? I used to think of rice cakes and carrot sticks. Pretty boring, right? I have found this does not have to be the case! You need to experiment with recipes and products. I bet you can create a quite tasty and healthy meal!
Salads are a mainstay in our home. This is especially true in the summer. We have a small house, so when we use the oven, it can heat up the entire house. We have begun eating a more plant based diet. This means lots of fruits and veggies are the stars of many recipes. One of my favorite salads is a Greek Salad. I love all the flavors when blended together.
Now that you have seen a preview, let’s jump into the details of the recipe!
Recently, I created a Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Homemade Citrus Vinaigrette recipe. It uses my basic Greek salad recipe with a few unexpected additions! We love orzo, so that small pasta was a fun ingredient to add. We also use avocados, which are a favorite of my husband.
The addition of my Reese® Hearts of Palm and Marinated Artichoke Hearts amp up the flavor in this recipe! Have you tried Hearts of Palm? They are a vegetable which comes from the inner core of a palm tree. How exotic! They are a healthy choice for any dish. They are low in cholesterol, are Non-GMO, rich in potassium and contains Vitamin C. See?! Healthy!
They are perfect for your casseroles, stir-fry, pizza or salad. They add a nice crunch to my Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Homemade Citrus Vinaigrette. Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, why not add those Heart of Palm from Reese® to your favorite recipes?!
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I typically add them to my vegetarian French bread pizza. But they are so darn good in my Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Homemade Citrus Vinaigrette! You can find Reese products at grocery and retail stores around the U.S. Find the location nearest you!
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- 1 1?2 cups cooked orzo pasta
- 1 can of Reese Hearts of Palm
- 1 jar of Reese Marinated Artichoke Hearts
- 1 cup cherry or Roma tomatoes, halved
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 can of black or Kalamata olives, drained
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons orange or grapefruit juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon spicy mustard
- In a mason jar, combine all salad dressing ingredients. Shake well until ingredients are incorporated and emulsified.
- In a large bowl, combine pasta and salad ingredients. Toss well. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
- When you are ready to serve your salad add salad dressing and toss well.
What is your go-to healthy summer salad recipe? Would you top yours with Reese® Artichoke Hearts or Heart of Palm or both?!