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Tuna, Chickpeas and Orzo Salad

Tuna, Chick Peas and Orzo Salad

Erica Dinho
5 from 22 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups orzo pasta
  • 1 15 can garbanzo beans,rinsed and drained
  • cup English cucumber diced
  • 1 to mato diced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley Chopped
  • 3 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 2 cans tuna drained


  • Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook until tender, but still firm to the bite. Drain the pasta and set aside to cool.
  • Place the garbanzo beans, cucumber, tomato, scallions, garlic, parsley, basil and onions in a large salad bowl, mix well and then add the orzo and tuna.
  • Mix together the lemon juice, zest,white vinegar and olive oil in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the salad and mix well.
  • Using 2 forks until well mixed. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Keyword Pasta salad
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