Greek salad with orzo

    1 hour 40 min

    Based on the classic Greek salad, this salad has orzo pasta added. Perfect served as a side dish for lunch or dinner.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 125ml fresh lemon juice
    • 70g pitted kalamata olives, chopped
    • 2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
    • 1 red pepper, chopped
    • 1 red onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano
    • 225g crumbled feta cheese
    • 225g dried orzo pasta
    • 60g chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Stir together olive oil, lemon juice, olives, tomatoes, red pepper, red onion, garlic, oregano and feta cheese in a large bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the orzo and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and toss the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

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    I took this dish to a couple of parties and I am still getting emails from people asking for the recipe. The last time I made this, I added some artichoke hearts and used herbed feta cheese instead of plain. Very good!!!  -  22 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a good recipe, the feta cheese makes it sooo tasty! I substituted sun dried tomatoes in oil for the fresh. Will make again.  -  19 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I had this recipe once at a friends house and was blown away. This is probably my favourite meal ever. I server it with a side of grilled chicken breast and it's complete. Some posters have commented on the overpowering of the lemon juice, but I totally have to disagree. It's absolutely perfect as the recipe states. It's also delicious if you throw in some diced cucumber. If I had to live off of one meal for the rest of my life, this would be it! I bring it to every party I go to, and always carry a few copies of the recipe because at least one person asks for it!  -  11 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)