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Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Our Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad combines an array of vegetable colors and flavors with pasta and alemony vinaigrette. This orzo pasta recipe with roasted vegetables and creamy feta cheese makes the perfect side dish on your dinner menu.

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Mediterranean orzo salad, orzo pasta recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 322 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
Ingredients
  • 1 (8 oz.) zucchini , chopped, 2 cups
  • 1 (6 oz.) yellow squash , chopped, 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 (4 oz.) red onion , chopped, 1 3/4 cups
  • 1 medium red bell pepper , chopped. 1 cup
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbs. olive oil , divided
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 8 oz. orzo pasta , cooked, drained and cooled down with cold water
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes , halved lengthwise
  • 4 oz. crumbled Feta
  • 2 Tbs. chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line large shallow baking sheet with edges with foil.
  2. In large bowl toss zucchini, squash, onion, red pepper, 1 Tbs. olive oil, oregano and garlic powder. Arrange in even layer on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Roast 25 minutes or until lightly browned and roasted.
  4. In serving bowl whisk remaining 1/3 cup olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper until blended.
  5. Add roasted vegetables, orzo, tomatoes, Feta and parsley; toss until evenly coated.
Recipe Notes

Yield: 7 cups

* When doubling or tripling this recipe be sure to roast vegetables in batches in even layers. Piling vegetables all together on one baking sheet will cause them to steam and not roast and caramelize!

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 376mg16%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1020IU20%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.