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Greek Orzo Salad Recipe

Greek Orzo Salad Recipe

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Fyi- This photo was snapped in Greece, while I was there in September. I didn’t get a chance to take a new photo of my Greek orzo salad. We enjoyed this quick and easy meal in Athens that I made. (Orzo with tomato sauce, and a traditional Greek salad with paximadi.)

Greek Orzo Salad Recipe

One of my all time favorite Greek salad recipes. It’s basically a Greek salad, with a twist. 🙂


  • Orzo 1 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup of cucumbers diced
  • 1/2 cup of red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup of Kalamata olives diced
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 tsp of fresh basil minced
  • 1/4 tsp of fresh oregano minced
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 lemon, reserve juice


  1. In a large saucepan bring 3 quarts lightly salted water to boiling. You do not need to add cooking oil to the pasta water; adding oil prevents sauces and seasonings from adhering to the orzo.
  2. Add 8 ounces (1-1/2 cups) dried orzo. Boil the orzo about 10 minutes or until it has a firm, chewy texture, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking together.
  3. Drain orzo in a colander and set aside.
  4. Place all of your vegetables, herbs and cheese in a medium size bowl. Add the orzo and mix well. Add in lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, and salt & pepper. You can serve it warm or cool.

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