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Fresh Veggie Orzo Pasta Salad

Hello everyone, today's recipe is for this delicious and healthy Fresh Veggie Orzo Pasta Salad. I got big bag of orzo the other week so expect a few new recipes as I experiment with it. This recipe is perfect as a light lunch - it is also a good option to prep ahead if you are short on time. I've also served this as a side dish along with either some grilled chicken or salmon.

Veggie Orzo Pasta Salad

Other Light Bites

If you liked the sound of Fresh Veggie Orzo Pasta Salad then you might like to try one of my other light bite ideas:

I’ll continue to add new recipes to the light bites section. I have a draft post sitting for a Pulled Pork Quesadilla and a Green Thai Noodle Bowl.

Veggie Orzo Pasta Salad

Free From Alternatives

You can easily make a gluten free version of this recipe by substituting the orzo for rice. Making it a great option if you have family members who require a special diet. If you are after more recipes which fully accommodate a free from diet then check out my sister website Free From Favourites:



Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 20 mins
Servings 2
Best Season Summer

Looking for a healthy light bite or lunch idea? Try out my delicious recipe for Fresh Veggie Orzo Pasta Salad.

  • 120 grams orzo
  • 1 large handful of spinach (chopped)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1/4 cucumber (diced)
  • 1/2 pepper (diced)
  • 8 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Add the orzo to a pan of boiling water and cook for 8 minutes or until tender.  Drain and rinse with cold water.

  2. Place the chopped vegetables and orzo into a bowl

  3. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, basil, garlic and lemon juice

  4. Stir through the dressing and divide between two bowls