This Orzo Pasta Salad is simple to make, light, and refreshing. Serve it as a light meal or as a side to any dish! Perfect for barbecues!
How was your 4th of July? Ours was quiet as Jake studied for his surgical boards, which is okay with me! I picked up a new book, The Plant Paradox, after listening to a podcast from the One Part Podcast by Jessica Murnane. If you are into podcasts, I highly recommend Jessica’s podcasts because they are so darn good and informative! This episode featured Dr. Steven Gundry and his research with lectins – a protein type in healthy foods that may not be good for you! This immediately piqued my interest, and I had to get the book! After reading chapter 1, I realized it’s super important to know where the food you are buying is coming from. How long ago was it picked? How long did it take to get to the grocery store? Have you ever thought about this? Thanks to Dr. Gundry, he explained it very well, and it sure is an eye-opener.
I was hoping to get this Orzo Pasta Salad recipe on the blog before the holiday, as this would have been a great refreshing pasta salad to share with family and friends! Anyways, this pasta salad is perfect for any occasion, and it makes a great light side or meal for these summer days! The seasoned chickpeas add a nice warming bite to the pasta salad, and I highly recommend it! If you aren’t vegan, shrimp would be a great substitute for the chickpeas! I hope you all love it! ♥
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