Whether you are looking for the perfect side salad or have been put in charge of salads for a dinner party, my orzo salad recipe with a Greek twist is will be your go-to. It is fresh and has everything you need – healthy fats, carbs, and greens.
Not to mention it is easy to put together, and, like any good salad, perfect for making ahead of time. Toss this orzo salad together a few hours or even a few days before, and because it keeps so well – it will taste great whenever you’re ready to eat.
Why You Will Love This Orzo Salad
Easy – It only takes four steps to make this orzo salad. And it is made in one bowl!
Healthy – The kale, cucumber, tomato and of course – the orzo, this Mediterranean orzo salad is loaded with nutritious ingredients.
Fresh – This orzo salad is guaranteed to be a hit for any potluck or the perfect salad to meal prep as it stays fresh in the fridge for four to five days.
Kale: Kale is one of my favourite superfoods. And it is super versatile! Whether you like to eat it raw, bake it and turn it into chips, use it in smoothies or use it in salads – kale is high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins C and K, plus iron.
Cucumber: Did you know that cucumbers are 96% water? All that water in cucumbers help keep you hydrated. Plus, it gives cucumbers that perfect crunch in every bite.
How to Make My Mediterranean Orzo Salad
Bring a small pot of water to a boil, add the orzo, and cook based on the instructions of the package.
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
Stir well until combined.
Add extra olive oil, seasoning, cheese, or extra herbs to taste- then enjoy!
Expert Tips & FAQ
Instead of the Spred’em cheese, use the Cilantro Cashew Cream.
Replace the orzo with quinoa! Absolutely delicious!
Add anything to this salad and enjoy it as an on-the-go lunch, bring to potlucks, etc.!!
Store this Mediterranean Salad in the fridge for 4 – 5 days in an airtight container.
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