5 from 1 vote
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Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
This Orzo pasta salad combines artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, and feta to create this Greek inspired dish!
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  • 1 1/2 cups orzo pasta uncooked
  • 6 oz marinated artichoke hearts juices reserved
  • 1 cup english cucumber diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives sliced and pitted
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup Greek dressing or to taste
  • parsley for garnish

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  1. Cook orzo in salted water according to package directions.
  2. Drain artichoke hearts reserving liquid for the dressing. Chop artichokes and slice remaining vegetables.

  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Combine 2 tablespoons of the artichoke marinade with Greek dressing. Toss with remaining ingredients (or make the homemade dressing recipe below).

  5. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

Dress salad generously as the orzo will soak up some of the dressing. 
For a homemade dressing, combine the following:
1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 209, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 318mg, Potassium: 232mg, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 575%, Vitamin C: 9%, Calcium: 53%, Iron: 0.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword mediterranean pasta salad, Orzo pasta salad