5 from 1 vote
Review Recipe

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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Ingredients

  • 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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Instructions

  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