Festive Orzo Salad

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by ragsdale_donna

Colorful, fresh, non-complicated pasta salad that's great for potlucks or as part of a holiday feast. Best when served at room temperature. The feta cheese is a wonderful compliment to the fresh veggies!

Top Review by angiesteck

This was a good recipe for a light side dish.I made a few changes. I ommitted the feta cheese and substituted shredded jack cheese. I also left the out the olives. I squeezed a lemon into the vinegar/oil dressing for a fresh flavor and added fresh chopped parsley. I'll make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil Orzo as directed on package, drain well
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup of olive oil to Orzo while cooling to keep pasta from clumping together.
  3. Add chopped ingredients to cooled (room temperature)orzo and mix lightly. Add remainder of olive oil.
  4. Add Apple Cider Vinegar to taste mixing lightly.
  5. Add Feta Cheese and mix.
  6. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Be sure to add salt after the Feta Cheese, and taste check often, as Feta Cheese is very salty.
  7. You can add more or less olive oil to taste.
  8. Serve at room temperature in a clear bowl to show off colors.
  9. This can sit out during potlucks and be refrigerated later for wonderful left-overs!

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