Simple Orzo and Feta Salad

by Erica Dinho on May 4, 2010

The days have been sunny and hot around here lately and not yet too humid. Wonderful days to be outside and enjoy a delicious, light salad with plenty of fresh colorful ingredients, like this Orzo and Feta Salad.

This dish makes excellent summer food, ideal as part of a casual lunch or even packed for a picnic. Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

(6-8 servings)

  • 1 pound cooked orzo
  • 1 english cucumber, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cups of spinach or arugula

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, place the cooked orzo, cucumber, tomatoes and feta cheese.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing on top of the salad and toss to combine. Serve.
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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tangled Noodle May 4, 2010 at 10:41 AM

This is a perfect summer dish – fresh, delicious and so healthy! With all the wonderful seasonal vegetables now available at farmers’ markets, it’s so versatile, like your earlier shrimp and asparagus orzo salad. Mmmmm . . . 8-)

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2 Anna May 4, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Hi Erica, your salad looks very summerly and pretty. I love Orzo, It is a good canvas for all sort of delicious things. :-)

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3 Kim May 4, 2010 at 12:50 PM

I love simple and light dishes like this that you can really enjoy when the weather is warm. I love the lime dressing!

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4 ruth May 4, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Another great Orzo recipe that I need to try. Have never tried using Orzo and so love Feta cheese

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5 5 Star Foodie May 4, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Orzo salads are wonderful! Sounds great with feta!

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6 Ivy May 4, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Apart from the lime, this plate is full of Greek flavours!!

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7 Erica May 4, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Ivy- Yes! delicious Greek ingredients :)

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8 Simply Life May 4, 2010 at 4:32 PM

orzos and feta are some of my favorite ingredients- what a great dish!

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9 Carla May 4, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Delicious! I love everything in this. Fabulous summer fare.

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10 Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog May 4, 2010 at 9:08 PM

So yummy Greek salad love it with the feta cheese!

Cheers,

Gera

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11 Anh May 4, 2010 at 10:47 PM

That salad looks so yummy! I really like it. Saved to make ;)

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12 tasteofbeirut May 4, 2010 at 11:45 PM

See I was salivating at the thought of that salad with the lime and olive oil dressing! Yum!

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13 Angie's Recipes May 5, 2010 at 12:52 AM

A very delicious-looking orzo salad! Best for any warm days!

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14 Faith May 5, 2010 at 7:16 AM

This looks like the perfect summer lunch! Love the feta and the veggies in there!

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15 Erica May 5, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!

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16 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen May 5, 2010 at 9:16 AM

This looks lovely! Just my kind of salad!

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17 norma May 5, 2010 at 9:17 AM

This is a dish for a hot summer eve. All we need is a bottle of Santorini.

Thanks for another great idea for my veggiw clients.

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18 MaryMoh May 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Love the colour and look….healthy and delicious. I love it.

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19 Soma May 8, 2010 at 7:34 PM

beautiful mediterranean flavors. your recipes are so simple and they sound so gourmet at the same time.

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20 lisa May 9, 2010 at 12:42 PM

What a great recipe that combines orzo and feta — sounds like a delicious combination. Love all the fresh flavors of the veggies too, such a nice spring or summer salad!

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21 Erica May 12, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Thank you all for visiting!

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