Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: April 12, 2022
Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

Your family will feel as if they are on a Mediterranean getaway when they bite into this tasty orzo pasta salad, a favorite dish to those in tropical islands . This simple recipe calls for easy to find ingredients and takes almost no time out of your busy schedule. Basil, tomatoes, and fresh feta are a few ingredients that can be found in this healthy salad. An added bonus? This delectable dish costs much less than taking you’re family on a real vacation. Now that’s what we call smooth sailing!

How To Make Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

This Mediterranean Salad is a savory bowl filled with orzo pasta cooked in chicken broth. A drizzle of lemon juice adds a yummy tang and the fresh grape tomatoes, onions, and olives are sweet elements within the dish. A sprinkle of feta cheese and you can serve this quick to make bowl of salad!

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lb orzo
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup olives
  • fresh feta

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add salt for seasoning.
  2. Place the orzo inside the pot and add salt for seasoning. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Once cooked, drain and set the orzo aside.
  4. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and a dash of salt and pepper together.
  5. In another bowl, toss in the basil, parsley, tomatoes, onions, olives, and feta cheese.
  6. Slowly add the orzo to the basil mixture and toss well.
  7. Drizzle the olive oil mixture and toss until well-combined.
  8. Enjoy a yummy bowl of Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 7g
  • :
  • Calcium: 110mg
  • Calories: 764kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 96g
  • Fat: 35g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 885mg
  • Protein: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 1837mg
  • Vitamin A: 2333IU
  • Vitamin C: 62mg
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