Greek Orzo Salad

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Jimmal65

I got this recipe in a newspaper several years ago, I decided to try it and it became an instant favorite. All the flavors come together so well, very enjoyable on a hot day when you just do not want to cook.

Top Review by ABCgirl

I loved this recipe. . My pasta absorbed the dressing and so I felt like I needed 1 1/2 times the dressing. I also added diced grape tomatoes as recommended as well as cucumber. I also doubled the feta and fresh basil. Will definitely make again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 4 Qts. Water, add 1 tbls. Oil and 1 Tbls. Salt.
  2. Add Orzo and cook till al dente. Drain and toss in 1 Tbls. Olive Oil, let cool.
  3. Pit the Olives and 1/4 them, and dice the Red Bell Pepper and set aside.
  4. Combine the Basil, Garlic, Onion, Red Crushed Pepper, Lemon juice, Red Vinegar, 6 Tbls. Olive Oil and season with pepper and a pinch of salt and mix well.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the Orzo, Red Pepper and olives. Fold in the dressing and toss well.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve (Up to 8 hours).
  7. Top with Feta Cheese just before serving and toss to combine.
  8. Add your optional ingredients and mix.

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