This Orzo Pasta Salad is a fun and fresh summertime salad that is super easy to put together, feeds a crowd and has deliciously tasty ingredients all mixed in.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Keyword Orzo Pasta Salad, Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe, pasta salad
Prep Time 20minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
1pintgrape tomatoescut in half lengthwise
1 1/2cupssmall diced English cucumber
1 1/2cupsfresh corn kernelscut off the cob
4ouncescrumbled feta cheese
1/2cupfinely diced red onion
1tablespoonfresh chopped parsley
For the dressing:
3tablespoonslemon juicefresh squeezed
Cook the orzo per the directions on the back of the box. Drain the water and run cold water over it until it’s no longer hot. Let it drain completely while you prepare the rest of the salad.
Place the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper in the bottom of a large bowl.
Whisk until combined.
Add the drained orzo, tomatoes, cucumber, corn, feta, onion, and parsley to the bowl.
Toss until combined in the dressing. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.
If you are not planning on serving this right away, I suggest doubling the dressing recipe. The Orzo really soaks up the dressing if it sits for hours or overnight. You can also double the dressing, then save half on the side to serve with the salad for those that like more.
We prefer orzo for this pasta salad as it works well and doesn't overtake the salad, if you need a substitute I would suggest ditalini.
You do not need to cook the corn but you can, see my tips above.
You can swap out any vegetables you like to your preference.
If you are not a fan of feta cheese there are multiple substitutions, see my tips above.
Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/orzo-pasta-salad/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.