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Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad (Gluten Free + Vegan)

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad (Gluten-Free + Vegan)


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: About 30 minutes
  • Yield: About 6 cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad – This yummy orzo pasta salad recipe uses a rainbow of veggies + a bright vinaigrette to make a fresh, delicious dish everyone will want the recipe for. (Gluten-Free, Vegan)


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Ingredients

FOR THE ORZO PASTA SALAD:

  • 12oz (about 2 cups) uncooked orzo (I use gluten-free)
  • 2 cups baby spinach (or arugula)
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber (cut lengthwise into quarters and sliced)
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup castelvetrano olives
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion

FOR THE SALAD DRESSING:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano

Instructions

FOR ORZO PASTA SALAD:

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  2. While the pasta is still warm, stir in spinach.
  3. Add tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, olives, and onion.
  4. Pour 2/3 of the dressing over the salad and stir to combine
  5. Refrigerate until ready to eat, stirring in remaining dressing, if desired.

FOR THE SALAD DRESSING:

  1. In a jar or small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano.
  2. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour over salad, as directed above.
  4. Dressing will keep 1 week in the refrigerator.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Orzo pasta salad, mediterranean orzo pasta salad, gluten free pasta salad