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Perfect Orzo Salad

Once you make this Perfect Orzo Salad, it will be on your rotation ALL THE TIME!! Orzo is tossed with sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and fresh herbs, then dressed with a tangy, lemony dressing. You will LOVE this!!!
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orzo salad, salad, side dish
Servings: 8
Author: Casey Rooney


For the salad

  • 1 lb package orzo
  • 1 8 oz jar sun dried tomatoes in oil (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup)
  • 1 12oz jar kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • parmesan cheese, to taste optional

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste


  • Boil orzo according to package directions (usually about 9 minutes).
  • While the orzo is cooking, make the dressing. Whisk lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil and honey. Season with salt.
  • Drain orzo and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, toss orzo with the dressing**, sun dried tomatoes, olives, basil and mint.
  • Stir in some parmesan cheese, if you like!
  • Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.


** Start by adding half of the dressing, toss and taste. Keep adding dressing until it's perfect! I usually use ALL of the dressing, but just use whatever suits your taste.
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