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    Mediterranean Orzo Salad

    Mediterranean Orzo Salad. Photo by Caroline Cooks

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    2 hrs 25 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins

    10 mins

    sydsmama's Note:

    I make this often in the summer. Great for potlucks! Prep time includes 2 hour refrigeration time.

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    1. 1
      Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt. Rinse with cold water and drain well.
    2. 2
      Mix orzo, bell pepper, cheese, olives and chopped fresh basil in a large bowl. (If using dried basil, add to dressing.).
    3. 3
      Whisk together salad dressing & seasoning mix, oil, vinegar and sugar.
    4. 4
      Stir dressing into orzo mixture.
    5. 5
      Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
    6. 6
      Garnish with basil leaves before serving, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 26, 2010


      Delish! Made some shrimp sautéed in garlic and olive oil and served over top. Doubled the feta as well. Thanks so much for sharing a great recipe!

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    • on May 21, 2013

      Discovered this same recipe in a cookbook several years ago and I've been making to rave reviews ever since. We recently moved and I can't find the cookbook (it's my favorite) so I'm grateful to "sydsmama" for posting it here. I've always made it exactly per the instructions (no substitutions) and it tastes delicious every single time. Occasionally, I may sneak some extra feta into it b/c we love feta but it's just perfect "as is". It usually disappears in less than a day or two in our household so I often have to make double and triple the recipe to keep an ample supply on hand - it's THAT good!

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    • on January 18, 2012


      This made the perfect lunch and couldn't have been easier. I used a garlic and herb-flavored feta. Will definitely make again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mediterranean Orzo Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (92 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 331.2
    Calories from Fat 149
    Total Fat 16.5 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Cholesterol 16.6 mg
    Sodium 330.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 4.5 g
    Protein 8.7 g

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    hidden valley ranch dressing mix

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