Greek Orzo Salad is the perfect potluck, picnic or barbecue salad! Tender orzo pasta is tossed with fresh spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, olives, feta and drizzled with greek dressing.

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At the request of my daughter, today I’m sharing with your the best orzo greek salad recipe! 

As you nmay remember, Haileigh works at a local market that has a deli counter with a plethora of picnic salads. In fact, this macaroni salad was inspired by theirs. With that said, this greek orzo salad with spinach is H’s favorite and she has it for lunch on the weekends when she works on the regular. With fresh veggies like tomatoes, peppers, onions with brine-y olives and salty feta with the brightness of fresh herbs, it’s no wonder she loves it so much. 

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Because this salad is phenomenal and perfect with grilled chicken or fish!

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Here is what you’ll need: 1 pound dried orzo pasta, sea salt, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, spinach, kalamata olives, feta cheese, fresh parsley, dill and greek dressing.

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First, bring a large pot of water to boil. Once boiling, stir in kosher salt and add in pasta. Next, follow package directions for cooking times, then drain and rinse under cold water. 

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Meanwhile, prep the vegetables, herbs and crumble the feta cheese.

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Next, in a large mixing bowl, add the pasta, tomatoes, peppers, onions, kalamata olives, feta cheese, spinach and fresh parsley and dill, tossing to combine. Then drizzle with some of the greek dressing, toss again and then cover with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate.

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Right before serving, drizzle with more of the dressing, taste-test and season with salt and pepper.

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This orzo salad is so fresh and flavorful AND simple! It’s great for feeding a crowd or meal prep!

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Enjoy! And if you give this Greek Orzo Salad recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Greek Orzo Salad
Yield: 20

Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Orzo Salad is the perfect potluck, picnic or barbecue salad! Tender orzo pasta is tossed with fresh spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, olives, feta and drizzled with greek dressing.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried orzo pasta
  • sea salt
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 medium red onion, diced small
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 cup freshly crumbled feta cheese, more or less to preference
  • 2 (heaping) cups baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • homemade greek dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsely
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Season the water with a small palmful of sea salt and add in the pasta. Stir and follow the package directions for cooking times. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine drained pasta with halved cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, olives, feta, chopped spinach and fresh herbs.
  3. Drizzle with some of the dressing, toss to combine and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Right before serving,btoss with more dressing as desired. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

3/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 160mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 3g
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