Orzo, Pea, and Pepper Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Can be made up to 2 days in advance and travels well, making this a great picnic recipe. From the Mayo Clinic Williams-Sonoma Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl whisk together vinegar, water, olive oil, mustard, garlic, and pepper until well blended. Stir in green onions and bell pepper.
  2. Fill a large pot 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook 6 minutes. Add peas and cook until pasta is al dente and peas are tender-crisp (2 - 3 minutes). Drain.
  3. Add orzo and peas to the large bowl and toss gently to combine and coat evenly.
  4. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
Most Helpful

This is so easy to do and taste great. The dressing probably need some seasonings. I used the red bell pepper and green onion for me but for DH left out the green onion. Thanks cookiecutter :) Made for I recommend tag game

Boomette October 18, 2010

We liked this salad very much. I didn't put in onion or garlic but did add diced carrots. The dressing didn't leave a weird taste in your mouth like some other pasta salads. Will make again! Thanks for posting.

nemokitty January 07, 2009