40 Reviews

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.

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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.

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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.

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iceitup September 13, 2013

A wonderfully refreshing salad. What I liked the best was how mellow the tastes were. I reduced the oil to 1/4 cup and served it cold. I will definitely use this recipe again and might try adding different veggies to see how it tastes. Thank you for sharing!

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McBeanbean August 08, 2011

This was a great salad to make ahead as it lasts well in the fridge and it looks very attractive with all the little colourful crispy vegetables. I reduced the oil a little in this recipe and added a cup of drained corn kernels to it. It made a great accompaniment to some chicken souvlakia I had grilled. The next day I added some chopped fried bacon to it and ate it as a main meal. Yum!

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Perfectionist cook February 03, 2014

First off, I loved the "mouth feel" of this salad. Its really good, I did add some more seasoning, but otherwise followed your directions. The orzo is really a different pasta then we are used to, we liked it. Thank you for sharing this with us. It is really good after sitting overnight.

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mommyoffour September 21, 2012

Made this for an anniversary party & it got rave reviews. I used an entire box of orzo so I stayed with the olive oil measurement. I doubled the lemon. So easy & it's nice to have a pasta salad made without mayonnaise. Huge hit, this will be come a regular summer side. It got better as it sat in the fridge.

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Sal from Maine June 03, 2012

Wow this was good! I added sprouted lentils, a little mozzarella, and avocado (a ripe avocado contributed great flavor and lentils add protein). I liked it much better after it was chilled a few hours. Thanks so much for posting!

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ErinLizBeck May 25, 2011

I made this for DH so he'd have something around to eat instead of chips and unhealthy snacks. He really liked this- we both did. I topped this tasty little salad with fresh mozzarella chunks for some added protein. Thanks so much for posting this! I'll be making this again.

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Realtor by day, Chef by night September 19, 2010

This was really good. I liked that it was so easy to sub ingredients in for the things we don't like. The dressing is a little strong when tasted by itself but it's perfect on the salad!!

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Sarabbismama September 04, 2009
Confetti Orzo Salad