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Trader Joe’s Pasta Salad Recipe with Orzo & Spinach (4 Ingredients)

This easy Trader Joe’s pasta salad recipe has just 4 ingredients (all found at TJ’s) and is bright, refreshing, and simple to make! A tasty plant-based recipe with a tangy dressing, marinated chickpeas, fresh spinach, and orzo pasta.

Ready in 20 minutes, this quick and easy pasta salad makes a fantastic side dish for entertaining, a creative lunch, or a light dinner. I love serving this with a thick slice of crusty bread, yum!

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I’ve been a huge Trader Joe’s fan since I lived down the street from one in California! I would walk there every other day and get fresh produce and my favorite snacks. My ultimate favorite? TJ’s bruschetta sauce which is the base for this fantastic pasta salad.

This recipe has it all – fresh greens, flavorful chickpeas, soft orzo pasta, and dressed with the best tomato-based ‘dressing.’ You can make this recipe for under $10, and it makes 6-8 servings, so it’s a great inexpensive side!

This Trader Joe’s Pasta Salad Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Easy to Make
  • Budget-Friendly
  • A Great Plant-Based Recipe
  • Perfect as a Side Salad, Lunch, or Light Dinner
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What’s In This Easy 4 Ingredient Pasta Salad with Trader Joe’s Ingredients

  • Baby Spinach – In the produce department, I opted for organic spinach to make this recipe. You can use regular spinach if you’d like.
  • Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Sauce – at my Trader Joe’s this bruschetta sauce is hear the hummuses, in the refrigerated section. TJ’s does have other bruschetta, however this one makes the best dressing!
  • Trader Joe’s Greek Chickpeas – in the canned food section, don’t pass up these chickpeas! They are salty, herby, and go really well in this salad.
  • Orzo Pasta – this little dried pasta can be found with the other pastas. It’s the perfect texture for this recipe… however you can substitute another pasta if desired.
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One of the Best Vegan Trader Joe’s Recipes

This plant-based orzo pasta salad is a simple way to eat vegan with Trader Joe’s ingredients. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegan cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right.

By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry staples and tasty recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

How To Make This Easy Vegetarian Trader Joe’s Salad with Orzo

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water so the pasta cools, and set aside.
  2. Wash spinach, and roughly chop it.
  3. In a large bowl, add the chopped spinach, cooked orzo, Bruschetta Sauce, and Greek Chickpeas. Toss well to combine.
  4. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Dietary Modifications

  • This pasta salad recipe is vegan, vegetarian, egg free, and dairy free.
  • For a gluten free version, substitute the orzo for a certified gluten free pasta instead.
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Trader Joe’s Pasta Salad (4 Ingredients!)

Kelly Jensen
This easy Trader Joe’s pasta salad recipe has just 4 ingredients (all found at TJ’s) and is bright, refreshing, and simple to make! A tasty plant-based recipe with a tangy dressing, marinated chickpeas, fresh spinach, and orzo pasta.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 1.5-cup servings
Calories 441 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces orzo (half package)
  • 6 ounces baby spinach chopped
  • 1 14.5 ounce container Trader Joe's Bruschetta Sauce
  • 1 9.88-ounce can Trader Joe's Greek Chickpeas

Instructions
 

  • Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water so the pasta cools, and set aside.
  • Wash spinach, and roughly chop it.
  • In a large bowl, add the chopped spinach, cooked orzo, Bruschetta Sauce, and Greek Chickpeas. Toss well to combine.
  • Serve immediately. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 18gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 318mgPotassium: 863mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3260IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 5mg
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