Healthy Orzo Pasta Salad with Tomatoes & Capers + 1 SP on Weight Watchers Purple Plan
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
  • 2 Teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Walden Farms Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced fine
  • 1 Large Tomato, Seeded & Chopped
  • 1½ Cups of Whole Wheat Orzo Pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 T. Capers
  • ½ Teaspoon Each of Dried Thyme & Dried Parsley
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  1. Add olive oil and minced garlic to a skillet set over medium heat. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, or just until the garlic starts to develop some color.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or just until tomatoes become soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked orzo, capers, thyme, and parsley with the warm tomato and garlic mixture. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.  Add in Walden Farms Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing to taste.  Stir thoroughly to combine.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight. Stir well before serving and add more dressing if you need to.
  5. This makes 4 servings. On the Weight Watchers Blue and Green Plans, it is 5 SmartPoints per serving. On the WW Purple Plan, it is only 1 SmartPoint per serving.  Enjoy!
Recipe by Dee Dee Does at