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Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This Mediterranean orzo salad makes a delicious and healthy side dish with lots of veggies, and an easy lemon dressing.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek pasta salad, mediterranean dishes, orzo recipes, pasta salad
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 lb box orzo pasta cooked with 2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup spinach leaves packed
  • ½ cup kalamata olives halved
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup chopped red onion

Lemon Dressing

  • 2 large lemons juiced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • 1-½ teaspoon pink salt or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Cook pasta according to directions on the box and add 2 teaspoon 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.

Lemon 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!