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Mediterranean Salmon Orzo Salad

This Mediterranean inspired salmon orzo salad is an easy make-ahead healthy lunch option for the busy back to school and work season.
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword canned salmon recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 350kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. orzo or any gluten-free pasta

For the dressing:

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • ¼ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp coarse salt

Remaining salad ingredients:

  • 2 - 5 oz. Bumble Bee® Premium Pink Salmon Skinless and Boneless Pouches
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup pitted black olives, drained and sliced
  • ½ cup roughly chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Cook the orzo according to package directions using salted water.
  • While the pasta cooks, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl or shake in a jar until well blended.
  • Drain the pasta. Add to the bowl with the salmon, tomatoes, olives, and parsley. Toss to combine. Serve warm or chilled.

Notes

Storage tips:
This salmon orzo salad will last a few days in the refrigerator, making it perfect for weekday lunch meal prep.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Iron: 1mg