Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is from my 365 Pasta Recipes cookbook, but I changed the original recipe quite a bit. Food should be attractive and this dish is really pretty and colorful. And easy to make! Cut the veggies really tiny. This is a great dish for work lunches because it is good hot or cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook orzo in plenty of boiling water until tender, 10-12 minutes. Drain.
  2. Whisk oil, lemon juice, zest, salt, pepper, and garlic until blended.
  3. Toss all of the ingredients together. Serve hot or cold.


Most Helpful

Everybody that I have made this for like this. I've made this a couple of times already with different types of pasta. One time I added in some olives and shredded chicken for protein,another time tomatoes. I always use less oil than called for, maybe 1/8 of a cup.

ummrabiah November 25, 2010

This was really delicious. I too used less olive oil maybe an 1/8th of a cup and just the juice and zest of one lemon -didnt bother measuring. I also grated the carrot as my husband will pick them out if I don't. Nice salad to go along with our burgers tonight.

Sherri at the Beach August 15, 2009

This looked really pretty, I made it the day before so the flavors could intensify. Just not nearly enough flavor for us though.

iceitup September 13, 2013

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