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Orzo Pasta Salad

5 from 7 votes
Prep10 mins
Cook20 mins
Total30 mins
Servings6
This Orzo Pasta Salad is great for barbeques, dinner parties, or lunch outside with friends! It pairs well with proteins like chicken, burgers, and steak.
Author: Courtney Paige

Equipment

  • Sauce pot
  • strainer
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Knife
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups orzo, cooked
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 english cucumber, diced
  • ½ cup salami, diced
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ⅓ - ½ cup Italian dressing
  • ¼ - ⅓ cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup olives, optional

Instructions

  • In a sauce pot, boil 5 qts of water. 
  • Cook 1 ½ cups dry orzo according to package instructions.
  • While pasta is cooking, chop and dice spinach, tomatoes, onions, and salami in small pieces. I like to chop the ingredients in different shapes to add variety to the salad. For example, cut the salami in long strips, quarter the tomatoes, and finely chop the spinach so it’s easy to get in each bite.
  • Strain and rinse cooked orzo with cold water until chilled. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, fold all the ingredients together and top with dressing. Feel free to manipulate any ingredient or omit depending on preferred taste.

Notes

I like to chop the vegetables, protein, and other ingredients in different shapes to add variety to the salad. For example, cut the salami in long strips, quarter the tomatoes, and finely chop the spinach so it’s easy to get in each bite.