Cheddar orzo salad

Our dietitians' favourite

This tasty meal-salad showcases the unique character of Canadian Smoked Cheddar in combination with the refreshing green flavour of Swiss chard.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
Yields 6 - 8 Servings
cheddar orzo salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) orzo
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) canola oil
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 5 oz (150 g) Canadian Smoked Cheddar cut into cubes
  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard your choice of colour (about 6 cups – 1.5 L), thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) green and/or red grapes halved
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cooked chicken shredded
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Preparation

Cook orzo according to package instructions. Rinse with cold water and drain.

In a large bowl, mix oil with vinegar and mustard.

Add remaining ingredients; mix well and serve

Tips

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Swiss cheese, Aged Cheddar, Gouda.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 304 Calories
Protein: 16 g
Carbohydrate: 22 g
Fat: 17 g
Fibre: 1.2 mg
Sodium: 235 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 14 % / 154 mg
Folate: 28 %
Niacin: 23 %
Selenium: 53 %
Vitamin E: 24 %