Surdyk's Greek Orzo Salad

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Very nice pasta salad that I found on Midwest Living's site. Add some meat if you would like a more substantial main dish salad--I added cubed grilled chicken breast to the leftover salad and it was very good. Cook time includes chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. Put in a large bowl, cover and chill for 1-2 hours.
  2. Add feta, tomatoes, olives, basil, and parsley to the chilled pasta and stir to combine.
  3. For the dressing, place olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano in a jar with a screw-top lid. Shake vigorously to combine, then pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.
  4. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
Most Helpful

This was such a wonderful refreshing salad. Such delicious flavors with the fresh herbs. I only changed using the Campari tomatoes being that they for me have the best tasting tomato flavor. I did add in some shrimps to make it more of a meal for a lunch and served it with some deviled eggs #438225. Everything went so very well together. Thanks for sharing your great recipe GaylaJ, this made a very yummy lunch.

FrenchBunny May 15, 2011

This is filled with ingredients I love so I knew I'd enjoy the salad. The fresh herbs add so much great flavor. Perfect summer salad.

iris5555 June 23, 2007

I made this delicious salad for our Labor Day picnic and it was a huge hit. The only minor changes I made were: used halved grape tomatoes instead of roma because that is what I had on hand and a little extra garlic because we are garlic lovers here. The fresh lemon juice and feta gave it a nice tangy flavor. I really liked the addition of the fresh herbs also. I should have doubled the recipe because it was enjoyed and eaten up very quickly. Thanks GaylaJ for yet another great recipe.

ugogirl September 11, 2006