Greek Orzo Salad with Olives



Greek Orzo Salad with Olives

Transport yourself to the sun-kissed Mediterranean with this delightful Greek Orzo Salad featuring the briny goodness of olives. Each bite is a journey through the flavors of Greece, combining fresh ingredients to create a vibrant and satisfying dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the orzo pasta according to package instructions. Drain and let it cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked orzo, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, Kalamata olives, red onion, and feta cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all ingredients.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Before serving, give the salad a final toss and adjust seasoning if needed.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

A refreshing Greek Orzo Salad with Olives that’s perfect for a light lunch or a side dish for your next summer gathering. The combination of orzo, vibrant vegetables, and tangy feta creates a harmony of flavors that will transport you to the Greek Isles.

Nutritional Information: Calories: 320, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 8g

Conclude your culinary adventure with this Greek Orzo Salad, and let the flavors linger on your palate as you savor the essence of Greece in every bite.