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Lemony Orzo Salad

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

  • Servings per recipe: 4
  • Serving size: 1/2 cup

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 148
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fibre: 1.6g
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 6mg
  • Phosphorus: 65mg
  • Potassium: 164mg

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

1 1/2 starch


1 cup orzo pasta
1 red pepper, diced
1 green onion, diced
2 tbsp tarragon, chopped
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp black pepper

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Modification Options

The orzo pasta can easily be replaced by any small shaped pasta


Cook orzo in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes (or cook pasta of choice according to cook times labelled on box). Drain and cool under running water. Add remaining ingredients and serve.

Lemony Orzo Salad, 3.6 out of 5 based on 10 ratings


Reviewed on by

Great salad for the summer. I used elbow macaroni and more fresh lemon juice than asked for in the recipe.

Reviewed on by

Looks and sounds really good. However, the pasta shown in the photo is not orzo, it’s bowtie pasta.

Reviewed on by

Tried this the other night and it was delicious! Although I made it hot instead of a salad. I sauted the vegetables and the garlic and used fresh thyme instead of tarragon. Don’t like tarragon. Really, really good.