Orzo Salad (Recipe)

May 22, 2022

Orzo Salad (Recipe)


✅ 1½ cups whole wheat orzo pasta

✅ 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

✅ 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

✅ ½ teaspoon oregano

✅ ¼ teaspoon sea salt

✅ 2 Persian cucumbers, halved vertically, and sliced ¼-inch thick
✅ 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

✅ 1 cup cooked chickpeas, drained, and rinsed

✅ 4 ounces feta cheese, cut into ¼-inch cubes

✅ ⅓ cup thinly sliced red onion

✅ ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives

✅ 1 cup fresh basil and/or mint leaves

✅ Freshly ground black pepper

✅ 1 recipe Greek Salad Dressing


1️⃣ Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions, or until slightly past al dente. Drain the orzo and toss it with a little olive oil, so that it doesn’t stick together. Spread onto a baking sheet to cool.

2️⃣ Prepare the Greek Salad Dressing and add in the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, and sea salt.

3️⃣ In the same pan add a little more extra virgin olive oil, if needed. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the onions, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes (I used Aleppo-style pepper). Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the wine to the pan and scrape up any pieces of garlic and onions. Cook the wine for 1 minute to reduce then add the lemon juice and lemon zest.


Servings : 6
Ready in : 8 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean

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