Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Picture yourself on a sunny afternoon in the Mediterranean, with a gentle breeze carrying the scent of lemon and fresh herbs. That’s the essence of our Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, a delightful dish that’s as vibrant as it is delicious.
- 1 cup of orzo pasta
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup of Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
- 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves, chopped
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the orzo pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and let it cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked orzo, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley, and mint.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil to create the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour the lemon vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently to combine, ensuring all ingredients are well coated.
- Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Serve your Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette chilled, garnished with extra herbs and a lemon wedge if desired. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
This Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is a refreshing and tangy dish that’s perfect for picnics, barbecues, or as a light lunch. The combination of orzo pasta, fresh vegetables, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese is brought to life by a zesty lemon vinaigrette. It’s a taste of the Mediterranean in every bite, and it’s sure to become a favorite in your repertoire.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
- Calories: 325
- Protein: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 40g
- Fiber: 4g
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Cholesterol: 17mg
- Sodium: 685mg
- Potassium: 375mg
- Sugar: 3g
- Vitamin A: 15%
- Vitamin C: 25%
- Calcium: 15%
- Iron: 10%
Picture yourself savoring each forkful of this delightful Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette under the Mediterranean sun. The vibrant flavors, the refreshing crunch of vegetables, the briny olives, and the creamy feta cheese all come together in a symphony of taste. The lemon vinaigrette adds a zesty kick that elevates this dish to a whole new level. Whether you’re serving it at a gathering with friends or enjoying it as a quick and satisfying meal, this salad is a winner. It’s a taste of Greece right in your own kitchen. So, why wait? Try our Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette today and transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.