Orzo and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Orzo and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Orzo and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese

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"A cold pasta salad with orzo, green olives, feta cheese, parsley, dill, tomato, olive oil, and lemon juice. If you don't have fresh herbs, use 1 teaspoon dried. As a personal chef, I can let you know that my clients love this dish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain, and rinse with cold water.
  2. When orzo is cool, transfer to a medium bowl and mix in olives, feta cheese, parsley, dill, and tomato. In a small bowl, whisk together oil and lemon juice. Pour over pasta, and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 28, 2003

This is a delicious recipe that has quickly become a favorite of my family. The only thing I change is I use half the oil, and for more flavor add two cloves of garlic, pressed. I have taken this salad to luncheons and everyone wants a copy of the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2003

Well, first hint, don't use dried dill.. tastes like sticks in the salad. Interesting, but missing something, maybe more olives, maybe some italian dressing instead of lemon/vinegar combo.. I don't know, I don't think I'll make it again.

Jan 12, 2006

This is a light refreshing salad. Its a great dish, especially if you enjoy tomatoes and feta. I recommend trying to eat it quickly as if its in the fridge for more than a couple days it starts to go bad. I used Kalamata olives and added a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Jul 24, 2003

Brought this to a friend's BBQ and it received rave reviews! I subbed black olives for the green and loved the taste.

Aug 28, 2003

Delicious! I added three tomatoes instead of one and less olive-oil (extra light). Fresh herbs really make it good! Be careful with adding salt: olives and feta are already salty.

Aug 28, 2003

Excellent as a side dish . Will use dried dill and parsley next time. The fresh herbs tasted too grassy. I added some chopped marinated artichoke hearts and its liquid, chopped cukes and a couple of dashes of balsamic vinegar. Makes a good amount.

Aug 28, 2003

This was a very tasty salad. I love orzo and feta so I thought it would be. I didn't use as much olive oil as the recipe called for and it was still yummy! Thanks, Sabrina, for another great pasta salad recipe from this site.

Feb 04, 2004

A very unique salad to serve at a garden luncheon or picnic. Go easy on the feta cheese as it is quite salty if you use too much. mmm...


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  • Calories
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 10.9 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 614 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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