Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta, Kalamata Olives and Wild Rocket (Arugula)

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This orzo pasta salad with feta, kalamata olives, and wild rocket is a super satisfying lunch that’s ready in 20 minutes. Play with the quantities to make it for yourself or for the entire family to dig in.

Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta

I love an easy pasta salad for lunch especially when I work from home and I don’t want to take a long break in the middle of the day to make something overly complicated. 

This Greek pasta salad with orzo is ready in 20 minutes and is super satisfying. What I like most about it is that you can add or remove ingredients according to what you might have in the fridge and still get amazing results. 

The orzo pasta salad with feta is also an amazing vegetarian side dish and works great if you want something refreshing to take to a picnic.

Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta

The dressing is everything with this easy orzo salad recipe, as it’s both lemony and garlicky and simply makes you feel like you’re ready to embrace the summer. You can serve this salad immediately or use it for meal prepping. The orzo pasta salad can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours.

What else can I add to this orzo feta salad?

  • Cucumber 
  • Grilled courgettes (zucchini)
  • Grilled aubergine
  • Shallots
  • Red onion
  • Salad onion
  • Pimento olives 
  • Baby spinach
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Mozzarella mini balls
  • Goat’s cheese

How do you make the salad?

Cook the orzo in a pot of salted water according to the instructions on the package. You’re looking for an al dente texture.

Meanwhile, make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey, and crushed garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste and leave aside.

Toss the dressing with orzo and then add all the other ingredients until combined well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately or place in the fridge for up to 48 hours if you’re meal prepping. 

Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta

Can I freeze this orzo salad?

I don’t recommend freezing the salad because the textures are going to be lost during the defrosting process. However, you can keep it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 48 hours. 

If you liked this easy orzo salad with feta, check out some of my other quick lunch recipes:

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Quinoa and Halloumi

Savoury Muffins with Spinach, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

Prawn and Pink Grapefruit Bulgur Salad

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Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta, Kalamata Olives and Wild Rocket (Arugula)

Orzo Pasta Salad with Feta

This orzo pasta salad with feta, kalamata olives, and wild rocket is a super satisfying lunch that’s ready in 20 minutes. Play with the quantities to make it for yourself or for the entire family to dig in.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Cook the orzo in a pot of salted water according to the instructions on the package. You're looking for an al dente texture.
    2. Meanwhile make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey, and crushed garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste and leave aside.
    3. Toss the dressing with orzo and then add all the other ingredients until combined well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately or place in the fridge for up to 48 hours if you're meal prepping.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 9g

Nutritional information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

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