Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is modeled after my favorite Orzo Pasta Salad from Whole Foods. I like to cook a batch and snack on for days or have it for a side dish for dinner. I usually add about 2 tblsp of juice from the kalamata olives because I love the flavor, but you dont have to. Great for a BBQ or party!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook Orzo al dente, 5-6 minutes.
  2. Drain and cool in a large bowl.
  3. Add olive oil to pasta to prevent sticking.
  4. Toss olives, pepper, onion, tomatoes and cheese in with pasta.
  5. Add vinegar and basil and toss.
  6. Salt and pepepr to taste.
Most Helpful

Excellent and easy to make! I made this with the ingredients I had on hand, so I replaced sun-dried tomatoes with spinach, used green onions instead of red onions, and added some diced cucumbers.

karshae January 06, 2012

This recipe is right on!! This tastes even better than the one I loved at WFM. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will be making this quite often.

KellyRNCDE January 16, 2011

Oh YUM!!! I love this stuff, thanks for posting! I think I'll also add in some spinach like WF does.

Deedee A. June 05, 2010