Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I make this often in the summer. Great for potlucks! Prep time includes 2 hour refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt. Rinse with cold water and drain well.
  2. Mix orzo, bell pepper, cheese, olives and chopped fresh basil in a large bowl. (If using dried basil, add to dressing.).
  3. Whisk together salad dressing & seasoning mix, oil, vinegar and sugar.
  4. Stir dressing into orzo mixture.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  6. Garnish with basil leaves before serving, if desired.


Most Helpful

Delish! Made some shrimp sautéed in garlic and olive oil and served over top. Doubled the feta as well. Thanks so much for sharing a great recipe!

Lisa in Acworth, GA September 26, 2010

Discovered this same recipe in a cookbook several years ago and I've been making to rave reviews ever since. We recently moved and I can't find the cookbook (it's my favorite) so I'm grateful to "sydsmama" for posting it here. I've always made it exactly per the instructions (no substitutions) and it tastes delicious every single time. Occasionally, I may sneak some extra feta into it b/c we love feta but it's just perfect "as is". It usually disappears in less than a day or two in our household so I often have to make double and triple the recipe to keep an ample supply on hand - it's THAT good!

JustAFriendlySoul May 21, 2013

This made the perfect lunch and couldn't have been easier. I used a garlic and herb-flavored feta. Will definitely make again!

JackieOhNo! January 18, 2012

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