Summer Orzo Salad

 
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Orzo salad is a dish that I frequently make to take to the lake for picnics on the dock.  It’s easy to make and uses several ingredients that I grow in my garden.  I’ve served this to several different groups and each one was very complimentary of its taste.

(See below for an easy to copy and print recipe and also two previously posted orzo recipes.)

Summer Orzo Salad

Ingredients

1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup EVOO (or slightly less)
Fresh basil to taste
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 (1 lb) box orzo, cooked and drained
1 pint of tomatoes, halved
1 (14 oz) quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 (12 oz) can sliced black olives
1 pepper, chopped
1 cucumber, choppped
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

Orzo Salad Ingredients

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Method

1.  While orzo is cooking, drain artichokes and olives and place in a large bowl.  Add chopped pepper,cucumbers, and tomato halves to the bowl.  Sprinkle fresh veggies with salt to taste.
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2.  Whisk lemon juice, EVOO, salt, and pepper in a measuring cup.
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3.  Drain pasta and add to veggie mixture.  Pour dressing over the pasta mixture and stir to combine.  Stir in feta and chopped basil.
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4.  Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

This is great as a side but also makes a great meal.

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I honestly could eat this night after night and not grow tired of it.  Give it a try, it’s really good.
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If you like orzo salad, here are a few other versions that I’ve posted:
Orzo Salad
Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

Here’s the recipe in one spot to cut and paste into a word document if you’d like to print it out.

Summer Orzo Salad

Ingredients

1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup EVOO (or slightly less)
Fresh basil to taste
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 (1 lb) box orzo, cooked and drained
1 pint of tomatoes, halved
1 (14 oz) quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 (12 oz) can sliced black olives
1 pepper, chopped
1 cucumber, choppped
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

Method

1. While orzo is cooking, drain artichokes and olives and place in a large bowl. Add chopped pepper,cucumbers, and tomato halves to the bowl. Sprinkle fresh veggies with salt to taste.
2. Whisk lemon juice, EVOO, salt, and pepper in a measuring cup.
3. Drain pasta and add to veggie mixture. Pour dressing over the pasta mixture and stir to combine. Stir in feta and chopped basil.
4. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

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Comments

  1. We’re heading to the lake this weekend, and I’m going to make this salad. Looks dee-lish. And a BIG THANK-YOU for including the C&P version.

  2. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I am drooling over this and it’s only 9 am!! 😉

  3. this salad looks great! I love cooking with orzo!

  4. Mary Beth says:

    This looks absolutely delicious!

  5. Whoa! Delish! Guess what I’m doing with the half a box of Orzo I have in my pantry? DH is going to love this…he never met an artichoke heart he didn’t like 🙂 TFS!

  6. Nici - Posed Perfection says:

    This looks so tasty. My mouth is watering. You presented it so beautifully too. Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection this week and leaving me the sweet comments. I am loving my little thrifty kitchen island. Hope you have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

  7. I am way too hungry to be reading this post. LOVE your photography and think I may make this tomorrow night. Thank you!

  8. This looks amazing! xo

  9. Mmmmm, looks so light and fresh! I’ve never had Orzo. This definitely looks like something I would like to try. I’ll have to see if I can find time this three day weekend to make it.

  10. FrouFrouBritches says:

    I bet my Hubby would LOVE this. I’ve never made orzo before but I bet I would be totally addicted. I bet it is pretty low fat too.

  11. Carissa Rasmussen says:

    what is EVOO? I’ve never tried orzo, but it looks so good. How does the carb count compare to rice? I came over from Stonegable link up and I’m excited to see what else you have coming up! I am always in need of new recipes

  12. This looks so yummy!!!

  13. WOW! I have been so busy today, it’s after 4p and it’s the first chance I’ve had to sit down and look for an Orzo recipe (hubby and I went grocery shopping today and I bought some). Lo’ and behold I scroll down on my FB newsfeed and I run into your Orzo recipe!! I heard angels!! It looks soooooo delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much!!! 🙂 -Bev

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