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Easy Greek Orzo Salad Recipe

A delicious easy Greek Orzo Salad. This is a fantastic make-ahead recipe for any time of year. Even better made a day ahead. Greek-inspired flavors top the pasta and veggie salad. Perfect for lunch, picnics, side for burgers, gyros.
Course lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Greek pasta salad, orzo salad, pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
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Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 402kcal
Author Eileen Kelly


Greek Orzo Salad

  • 8 ounces dried orzo pasta
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 large red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup diced grape tomatoes Note 3
  • cup diced Kalamata olives
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Greek Vinaigrette

  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2-3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and black pepper, to taste


  • Cook the orzo according to package instructions. Let pasta cool.
  • Add to the cooked and cooled orzo, diced cucumbers, red peppers, red onion, diced tomatoes, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and Greek Vinaigrettte (recipe below).
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour up to overnight to blend flavors.

Greek Vinaigrette

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Taste for seasoning, reseason if needed. Serve on pasta salad.


Note 1: Can be made 1 day ahead and stored in the fridge. 
Note 2: Salad dressing can be made up to 3 days ahead and kept in the fridge until ready to use. 
Note 3: Plum or Roma tomatoes can be used. Dice them up for the salad
Note 4: Time saver, a store made Greek vinaigrette can top the salad.
Add in's:
Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 545mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1172IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 1mg