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Greek Orzo Salad

bowl of orzo salad with diced cucumber, and red bell pepper

This is the salad you would make ahead and enjoy for days to come as a side to different proteins or even a stand-alone meal! It is hearty, packed with Mediterranean flavors, and nutritious! I love this greek orzo salad for so many reasons! First, I am a sucker for anything with feta cheese. Cheese is life! Secondly, I love fresh produce in my meals, and this cold pasta salad incorporates that so effortlessly. Lastly, it is just so darn good and easy to make!

Why make this Greek Orzo Salad?

This Greek Orzo salad with feta is always a crowd-pleaser and is especially fantastic for the warmer days ahead. I often would make it as a side dish on days we would BBQ or for a quick meal with some shrimp on top! The list is endless, as this is just a versatile dish. It is also flexible so that you can change up a few ingredients. Maybe you aren’t keen on olives; keep them out or add some diced artichoke hearts instead. Have fun with this vibrant Mediterranean pasta salad. You Don’t have sundried tomatoes? No problem, use fresh!

Orzo is the perfect size pasta for these types of salads, but you can use elbow pasta as well if need be. Honestly, any small-shaped pasta would work, but this is an easy Greek Orzo salad, after all!

I have always been a sucker for Mediterranean flavors. How about you? It is refreshing, especially that dressing mixed with aromatic dried herbs like mint and oregano, olive oil, and fresh lemon juice. You really can’t go wrong with this simple pasta salad. You need a few ingredients, and what takes the most time is just cutting up the vegetables; that’s it. Easy Peasy!

Check out these other salads on my blog; I think you will enjoy them:

Pesto Pasta Salad

Bulgar Salad

Couscous Salad

greek orzo salad
greek orzo salad
bowl of orzo with diced cucumber and red bell pepper
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Greek Orzo Salad

This Greek salad is my go to for a fresh irresistable cold pasta salad with Mediterranean flavors.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: cold pasta salad, greek orzo salad, mediterranean salad, orzo, orzo salad
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Heifa


  • 1/2 cup Red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup Sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Red Bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Dill, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup Black Olives, diced
  • 1/2 cup Cucumber, diced
  • 8 oz Feta, diced
  • 8 oz Orzo, cooked


  • 1/3 cup Olive oil
  • 2 Lemon's juice
  • 1 tbsp Dried Mint
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp Red chili flakes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Mix together all the dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust to your liking!
  • Mix together all of the salad ingredients very well. Then toss the dressing with the salad until everything is evenly coated. This salad is best served cold! It tastes even better the next day and can be enjoyed for days in an airtight container in the fridge.
mediterranean orzo salad
mediterranean orzo salad

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  1. I made this for my family this weekend and everyone raved! I felt “m3addaleh” 🙂 I told my family it was from here, and now they ask if any dish I make is from “fufu” – now a household name.

  2. Where do I even treat on this refreshing and delicious pasta! I think I’ve made this over 15 times since first laying my eyes on it. It was the perfect side dish for our outdoor bbqs in the summer. I also add parsley to it and omit the Feta cheese cause I’m not the biggest fan. i kinda play around with it using your shrimp and orzo pasta recipe. I always end up making a lot and I fear that it will not be fresh till the next day, but my worries all go away because it is always devoured on the same day. Thank you for the recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Yummmm!! I made this for an eid dinner party with multiple families attending and everyone loved the salad, Alhamdillah. The flavours are amazing and everything goes well together!

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