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Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Salad is jam packed with flavor and so easy to make. It's perfect for a picnic, BBQ, or summer side dish!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: feta cheese, mediterranean, olives, pasta, pasta salad, side dish
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 555kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces orzo pasta
  • 1 red bell pepper seeds and stem removed, diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 2 cups chopped baby spinach
  • 1 cup kalamata olives halved
  • 6 baby cucumbers or one large cucumber diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped salami
  • 8 ounces feta cheese crumbled

Dressing:

  • juice from 1 lemon
  • zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Cook orzo according to package directions. Strain.
  • Prep the remaining ingredients - chop the bell pepper, onion, spinach, olives, and cucumber.
  • Make the dressing by combining lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper and whisk well to combine. Alternately, you can put all of the dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake it up to combine.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked orzo, veggies, salami, and dressing and stir well to combine. Note: if your orzo sits in the strainer for awhile and clumps together, just run it under cold water and break it up with your fingers.
  • Add feta cheese and parsley and toss gently to combine.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 987mg | Potassium: 784mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2336IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 3mg