Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 hr 15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Salad:
  • 12 ounces orzo pasta
  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained.
  • 1 1/2 cups red grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese, plus more for topping
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, plus more for topping
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • For the dressing: In a jar or bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and some salt and pepper until totally combined.

  • For the salad: Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the orzo according to the package directions. Drain and let cool.

  • Place the orzo, chickpeas, red and yellow tomatoes, olives, feta, parsley and onions in a large mixing bowl and pour the dressing over the top. Stir to combine and taste; add salt and pepper if needed. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

  • Top with more feta and parsley and serve as a main dish salad or with grilled chicken, fish or burgers!


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