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Spicy Orzo Salad

Spicy orzo salad with curried chickpeas, tomatoes, red peppers, cucumbers, mint and feta cheese

Servings: 8-10
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes (to cook orzo and chickpeas)

Ingredients:

For the salad:
8 oz orzo (cook per package instructions)
6 oz of dried chickpeas or One 12 oz canned cooked chickpeas
4 tablespoon of Mama Lam’s Curry Paste
Mint (chopped) – as much as you like
Half of a Canadian Cucumber (diced)
1 red pepper (diced)
14 cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
4 oz Feta (chopped)

For the dressing:
3 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 whole lemon (squeezed)
2 teaspoon Mama Lam’s Hot Sauce
Salt & Pepper to taste

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After mixing the salad

Directions:

  1. If you are using dried chickpeas, we recommend checking out this recipe.

  2. Once chickpeas are cooked, heat pan.

  3. When the pan is warm, add the chickpeas in with 3 tablespoons of curry paste. Leave the last tablespoon for the end.

  4. Saute the curry paste and chickpeas for a few minutes.

  5. Add a splash of water and lower the heat. Cover it, and let it cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

     

  6. After 5 minutes, add in the last tablespoon of curry paste, mix it in and turn off the heat.

  7. Mix the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside.

  8. Finally, add all ingredients together – starting with the orzo and the curried chickpeas, then the peppers, tomatoes, mint and cucumber. Mix well!

  9. Add the dressing and the feta cheese. Continue to mix it altogether.

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