Mediterranean Orzo Salad
This Mediterranean orzo salad makes a delicious and healthy side dish with lots of veggies, and an easy lemon dressing.
Servings: 6 people
- 1 lb box orzo pasta cooked with 2 tsp of salt
- 1 cup spinach leaves packed
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives halved
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 2 large lemons juiced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves grated
- 1-1/2 tsp pink salt or sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
Cook pasta according to directions on the box and add 2 tsp salt to the pasta water. Strain and dump into a serving bowl. Let this cool on the countertop or in the fridge.
Chop onion and half the cherry tomatoes, and kalamata olives. Add to the cooled pasta.
Add in spinach leaves and feta cheese and stir.
Make the dressing.
Juice 2 large lemons into a small bowl.
Whisk in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grate garlic in and mix into salad.
Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
Check out the post for additional add-ins! I like to add a de-seeded red jalapeno, but bell pepper is also great!