Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This was modified from a recipe that I got from Celestial Seasonings. Boiling the orzo in peppermint tea really gives the pasta a minty flavor, and a slightly brown look - like it's made from whole wheat pasta. I loved going out to my new garden and picking the fresh herbs for this recipe and loved the way they tasted in this very fresh tasting pasta salad. A note of warning though, this makes 8 meal-sized servings, not side dish servings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to directions in water with tea bags. This would be a good time to prep the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Rinse with cool water.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and toss.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together lemon juice asnd Dijon mustard.
  5. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking constantly until emulsified.
  6. Add remaining ingredients.
  7. Toss citronette with orzo salad.
  8. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.


Most Helpful

Good, simple, and light. Makes a great summer side dish. Bought some lemon, garlic, and oregano feta by mistake but it worked well in this dish. I'd use a purple onion next time, I thought the regular white onion was a little strong, and probably add more mint just cause I love it. Enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama August 05, 2007

My whole family loved this! I made it as part of a Mediterranean meal. I served souvlaki, hummus and pita bread and tzatsiki. I will definitely be making this again!

HannahBoBana April 23, 2007

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