Orzo Pasta Salad

READY IN: 38mins
Recipe by AllThingsCooking

This is a great recipe for potlucks--which is where I got the recipe!

Top Review by punkyluv

I made this for a fourth of july side dish. My mom and I are the only ones who tried it though because there was sooooo much food there. I am rating this from my moms opinion because I had a cold and everything I ate tasted weird. My mom said it was very good, different from traditional pasta salad. thanks for sharing

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook orzo in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite; drain.
  2. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  3. Transfer to large bowl.
  4. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  5. Add crumbled feta cheese, chopped bell peppers, Kalamata olives, green onions and capers.
  6. Combine lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard and cumin in small bowl.
  7. Gradually whisk in remaining 1/2 cup olive oil.
  8. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Add dressing to orzo mixture and toss to blend.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate).
  12. Garnish salad with pine nuts; serve.

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