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Picnic Orzo Salad

1/2 pound orzo pasta

1 tomatoes, diced                          

2 large carrots, shredded                           

1 cucumber, diced                                    

1 can chick peas, rinsed & drained

1 avocado, diced  

1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped            

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped                

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped                 

Juice of 1 lime

Salt & pepper to taste                                

Juice of 3 lemons

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped                                 

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled              

1 garlic clove, minced

 

Cook orzo in a large pot of boiling water according to the directions on the package. Drain well and allow to cool. Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, garbanzo beans, red onion, cilantro, parsley, basil, avocado and feta. For the dressing: combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, lime juice, salt and pepper and whisk to combine. Pour the dressing over the pasta, and toss well.