Greek Orzo Salad

Whole wheat orzo salad is a great way to enjoy a light pasta and veggie dish that is perfect for a cookout or party. Served cold, this dish combines delicious Greek flavors with fresh, seasonal produce. Filled with fiber, whole wheat orzo is a filling and healthy way to enjoy pasta salad. This recipe makes 4 servings and actually tastes best if you leave it in the fridge for a bit before eating. Serve topped with feta or grilled shrimp or chicken.

Read more for the full recipe.

Ingredients:
8oz whole wheat orzo
1/2 english cucumber, sliced into 1/2″ chunks
5-6 artichoke hearts, rinsed and sliced (canned, frozen or fresh)
4 tbsp capers
1 cup plum tomatoes, sliced in half
2 scallions, rinsed and sliced thinly
2 tbsp fresh oregano, washed and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp cumin
optional: feta cheese

Step by Step Instructions:


1. Cook orzo according to package instructions, rise with cold water and set aside

2. Mix cucumbers, artichoke hearts, capers, scallions, tomatoes, and oregano in a bowl

3. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, lemon, garlic and cumin

4. Toss veggies with orzo and dressing thoroughly

5. Serve with feta cheese

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11 Responses to Greek Orzo Salad

  1. Magic of Spice July 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Great salad, especially for our warmer weather :)

  2. Christine's Pantry July 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    Great salad. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Patty July 12, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    Looks amazingly delicious! Must try!

  4. S.V. July 12, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    Looks fantastic!

  5. Ann July 12, 2011 at 2:48 am #

    Fabulous! I love greek salad ingredients – this is a great way you've re-made it!

  6. Lilly July 12, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    I just food orzo at my supermarket. Can't wait to try this salad….seems like it's very light and summery.

  7. Peggy July 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    What a delicious pasta salad! Can't wait to try this one – a cold salad is just what we need for this hot, hot weather!

  8. Kelly July 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    This salad looks great! Perfect summer recipe! :)

  9. Juanita July 13, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    Great use of artichokes and cumin. I totally wouldn't make the feta optional though…best cheese EVER! :-)

  10. icancookthat July 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    This is a perfect side for a barbecue. I love Greek orzo salads, and yours is beautiful!

  11. The Mom Chef July 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    I've only just discovered orzo and am loving this recipe. The cumin is definitely the surprise ingredient that will keep people coming back to the bowl. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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