10 Refreshing And Easy Orzo Salad Recipes

10 Refreshing And Easy Orzo Salad Recipes

Bring on the warm weather and the pasta salad!

Whether you are looking for a light lunch or the perfect side dish for your summer get-together, we have some cold orzo pasta recipes you’re going to love. If you have never created a colorful pasta salad starring the lovable pastina known as Orzo Pasta, you don’t know what you’re missing! Some of our favorite summer dishes to make and enjoy are orzo pasta salads. Even if you don’t have a picnic or backyard barbecue to attend, pasta salads are a great light summery meal that can be shared by the pool or taken to work in a Mason jar.

Gluten free? Vegetarian? There is an orzo pasta salad recipe for just about every palate and every occasion. If you love Greek-inspired flavors, go for ingredients like Calamata olives, fresh lemon juice and crumbled feta cheese to create a Mediterranean orzo salad. Are you looking for a heartier meal in your pasta salad recipe? Add grilled chicken or a can of Italian tuna. Create an easy homemade dressing with red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and a handful of fresh herbs.

Get ready to be inspired by some of our favorite pasta recipes starring that lovable pastina, orzo.

Whole-wheat orzo chicken salad with roasted corn and green beans recipe

Looking for an impressive pasta salad recipe for your next picnic or backyard barbecue? This Greek Orzo Salad has it all: cherry tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, smoky roasted peppers, buttery green Castelvetrano olives and a homemade creamy Tzatziki yogurt dressing.

This orzo pasta recipe is everything we love about summer! Loaded with fresh strawberries, cherry tomatoes, fragrant basil pesto and fresh mozzarella balls, it’s more than an ordinary pasta salad. Top it off with a generous drizzle of balsamic glaze for the perfect tangy-sweet finish.

Add some color to your next picnic with this Greek-inspired pasta salad. If you’re looking for a summery side dish to set off your meal, this Greek Orzo Salad is the perfect balance of fresh flavors and bold, briny Mediterranean ingredients. From chopped bell peppers and garden cherry tomatoes to chickpeas and the tart purple-hued Calamata olive, this orzo pasta recipe is sure to be a hit.

This orzo pasta recipe answers the question: Can I create a protein-heavy pasta that is both healthy and delicious? Yes, you can! Use grilled chicken and add some sweet corn to add to its super summery flair. We love the irresistible contrasts of flavor and textures and know you will too!

For a pasta salad that breaks all the rules, look no further than this colorful, flavorful orzo pasta salad. Creamy goat cheese, sweet roasted butternut squash, crunchy pine nuts and chewy dried cranberries come together for an unexpected harmony of rich, smoky-sweet, earthy flavors. Serve it as a loaded side dish or a light meal.

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the most memorable. This Whole-Wheat Orzo Chicken Salad is made with a short list of ingredients, but a whole lot of flavor. Use rotisserie or grilled chicken to add to the flavors in this summery cold pasta. We dress it in a garlicky extra virgin olive oil.

If you love fall as much as we do, you’re going to love this orzo pasta recipe. Our Organic Whole-Wheat Orzo has a toasty, warm flavor perfect for pairing up with juicy beets, sweet caramelized onions and savory pancetta. We top it off with crunchy pine nuts and Parmesan cheese.

Roasted vegetables just may be the best way to enjoy them. Those smoky, sweet, savory flavors are at the heart of this whole-wheat orzo recipe. Seasoned simply with garlic, salt and pepper, this dish can be served up as a lighter entrée or the perfect side dish.

Get your greens with this healthy orzo pasta recipe. Featuring broccolini, cherry tomatoes, roasted piquillo peppers, shallots and orzo pasta served on a bed of mixed greens, this pasta is a colorful hybrid of garden salad and pasta salad.

For a large bowl of fresh summer flavors, look no further than this pesto orzo pasta recipe. Top al dente orzo pasta with cherry tomatoes and green beans, then top it off with a generous drizzle of your favorite Squeeze Pesto. It’s ready in minutes and everyone is going to love it!