16 Reviews

I made this for a recent Zaarfest and while I liked the salad in general, as another reviewer said, the dressing is a little heavy on the oil. I also couldn't taste the lemon, although I used the juice of 1-1/2 lemons. Next time I make this, I will cut back a bit on the oil and replace some of the lemon juice with wine vinegar. I feel that will improve the flavour enormously. I found also that this salad tastes better after being in the fridge for a couple of days.

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Irmgard August 18, 2009

This was delicious. I did alter it a bit - used pine nuts and substituted orange champagne vinegar for the red wine vinegar (and used alot of it). Awesome and easy, I will keep this recipe on hand for when I need an impressive make ahead salad!

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Carianne December 15, 2007

Just made this for the second time and it was once again delicious. I sauteed some chicken in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper, then shredded it and added it to the salad for some extra kick and a little protein. The only other changes I made were to leave out the walnuts and parsley, just a personal preference. Thanks for posting!!

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liljenn June 03, 2010

We had this at a Ontario Zaarfest. It is very nice.

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conniecooks August 16, 2009

Great light salad that matches perfectly with BBQ meats. I followed the advice of others and only used part of the dressing (until I thought there was enough). I followed the rest of the recipe perfectly, although I wouldn't use walnuts next time (they are not needed).

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Jen in Victoria, BC June 14, 2009

This was very very good. I added some romaine lettuce and grilled shrimp to mine to make it a main dish. (and it tastes just like the shrimp orzo pasta salad we usually purchase.) We had no walnuts so we used pine nuts but they could easily be left out without taking away from the salad. Reduced the amount of olive oil in the dressing. PS The dressing, as listed, makes ALOT and could easily be halved for the pasta salad. Thanks for posting!

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Tamaretta March 09, 2009

Best orzo salad yet! Cut dressing in half, and with that only did 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Also, only used 1 tbsp olive oil to toss pasta. Used pecans instead of walnuts, b/c were on special and they were so good in it!! Proportions seemed great on everything else; very, very tasty. Thanks!

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Chef Pollo November 17, 2008

Awesome. Thank you.

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buckybear206 September 05, 2008

Lovely salad! Used little more lemon juice than instructed, for added flavour.

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rosslare February 16, 2008
Macrina's Orzo Salad With Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Basil and Feta