This easy to make Geek Orzo Summer Salad is loaded with fresh ingredients and is perfect to take along on a picnic.
Your #12bloggers are back today with this month's recipes - Summer Salads! I pretty much live on salads this time of year. There are so many fresh veggies and fruits to choose from; don't you agree?
Most of the ingredients in my Greek Orzo Summer Salad can be found in your own garden or the local farmer's market. Grab your basket and get what you need!
Keep reading to see what the other gals have made - I think you will find something new to enjoy.
I love Greek inspired recipes and this salad has one of my favorite pastas, orzo, and a homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing. It is so light and perfect to take along on a picnic (ants not invited!)
Serving suggestions are in individual jars (like above) and shake/stir to combine or make it in a big bowl. Either way this salad keeps for days.
Now onto to the other recipes!!!
Other salad recipes from my blog:
Orzo Summer Salad
The perfect picnic salad for summer!
- 2 cups cooked orzo pasta, rinsed, cooled and tossed with a bit of olive oil
- 4 tablespoons minced red onion
- 2 cups diced fresh spinach (no stems)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut into fourths
- ⅔ cup diced cucumber
- 1 cup feta cheese cut into small cubes
- ½ cup sliced kalamata olives
- Fresh dill
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Combine the orzo, red onion, spinach, tomato, cucumber, olives and some chopped fresh dill (to taste) in a large bowl and toss to combine
- Make dressing by whisking together lemon juice, S&P, olive oil and honey
- Pour over salad and mix
- Gently stir in feta cheese
- Good at room temp or refrigerate until needed
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 372Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
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cooking with curls says
Salads are perfect this time of year, and anything with lemon makes it even better!!
Kacey Joanette says
I want this so bad right now! It looks refreshing, easy, and the perfect healthy salad!
Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life says
I've only made orzo once, but loved it! Can't wait to try it in this Greek salad- it looks amazing, Deb!
Marcie FlavortheMoments says
Greek orzo pasta salad is one of my staples! This looks amazing, Deb, and I love that you made it portable in that cute jar!
Amy Stafford says
This is gorgeous! Want this right now!
Sara Welch says
This is soo pretty, almost looks to pretty to eat! But I would take one for the team and eat it anyways 😉
How adorable is this salad? Love the flavors you've combined - sounds delicious!
Jenn Sebestyen says
The perfect picnic dish! I love orzo and the flavors here are great!
What a fun creative presentation. Perfect for summer - thanks for sharing the recipe!
Kelly LifemadeSweeter says
This salad is gorgeous, Deb! Love the flavors and the adorable jars! It's the perfect summer salad!
Chrissie Baker says
Oh my...you had me at Greek. This looks SO good!
AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa says
This sounds so FRESH! I love salads, especially in summer. It will be all for me because I have only men in the house!
Jamie Sherman says
I love these flavors, Deb! The jar makes a fun presentation! 🙂
Cathy Trochelman says
Orzo is the BEST type of pasta salad! Love these fabulous jar salads!
Sara Glover says
This sounds just like what I'm having for lunch tomorrow 😉 it's looks delicious! can't wait to try it!
Cindy DIYbeautify says
Greek salad is one of my faves...I love your addition of orzo! And it looks just darling in the glass jar...who knew salad could be cute 🙂
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal says
Looks so pretty and fresh!