NatureSweet® Cherubs® Tomato and Feta Caprese Salad

NatureSweet® Cherubs® Tomato and Feta Caprese Salad

Course Type: Side Salad

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

A simple, fresh and flavorful accompaniment to any dish

Ingredients:

  • 1 10.5-oz. container NatureSweet® Cherubs® tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup orzo, dry
  • 1 small cucumber, halved and then sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 8-oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup tender asparagus spears, blanched
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 oz. reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
Dressing
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions.
  2. In large bowl, combine cooked orzo, cucumber, onion, garbanzo beans, basil and oregano; blend well.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients.
  4. Pour dressing over salad mixture; top with sliced NatureSweet® Cherubs® tomatoes.
  5. Gently fold tomatoes into salad.
  6. Garnish salad with feta cheese and sliced almonds.
  7. Serve immediately.