Orzo Pasta Salad (Recipe)

May 22, 2022

Orzo Pasta Salad (Recipe)


✅ Salt

✅ 2 cups whole wheat orzo pasta - uncooked

✅ 1 pint cherry tomatoes - or 2 cups, halved

✅ 1 large yellow bell pepper - chopped

✅ 1 small red onion - finely chopped

✅ 1 English cucumber - seeded and diced (peeled if desired)
✅ ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

✅ 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

✅ ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives - halved

✅ ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)

✅ ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice - from 2 large lemons, or to taste

✅ 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

✅ 2 cloves garlic - minced

✅ freshly ground black pepper - to taste

✅ 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

✅ Parsley sprigs and lemon wedges - for garnish


1️⃣ Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook to al dente. Drain into a sieve and run under cold running water to cool. Drain.

2️⃣ Combine orzo, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cucumber, parsley, oregano and olives in a mixing bowl.

3️⃣ Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt and black pepper to taste.

4️⃣ Pour over salad and stir.

5️⃣ Fold in feta cheese.

6️⃣ Serve, garnished with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges.


Servings :8
Ready in : 15 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean
Calories: 356kcal

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