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orzo pasta salad

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

A delicious quick and easy Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe with English cucumbers, sun-ripened tomatoes, artichoke hearts, red onion, and feta cheese all tossed in a lemon mustard vinaigrette with fresh herbs. This easy pasta salad recipe is bursting with flavor from basil, mint, parsley, lemon, and feta.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For orzo pasta salad

  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 clove
    2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ c
    orzo pasta
  • ½
    english cucumber diced
  • 1 c
    halved grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 2/3 c
    chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/3 c
    thin sliced red onion
  • 1
    block feta cubed or crumbled
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh basil, mint, or parsley (or combination)
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make orzo pasta salad

  • 1
    Put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. Cook the orzo slightly al dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water and drain well.
  • 2
    Add the olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, honey, and Dijon mustard to a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake to combine. Season with kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
  • 3
    Once the orzo pasta fully cools add it to a large bowl with the cucumbers, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, red onion, and feta cheese.
  • 4
    Shake the dressing again and drizzle over the pasta salad. Toss the pasta salad to combine. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and gently toss again.