A cold pasta salad with orzo, green olives, feta cheese, parsley, dill, tomato, olive oil, and lemon juice. If you don't have fresh herbs, use 1 teaspoon dried. As a personal chef, I can let you know that my clients love this dish.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain, and rinse with cold water.

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  • When orzo is cool, transfer to a medium bowl and mix in olives, feta cheese, parsley, dill, and tomato. In a small bowl, whisk together oil and lemon juice. Pour over pasta, and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

329.4 calories; protein 10.9g 22% DV; carbohydrates 28.1g 9% DV; fat 19.6g 30% DV; cholesterol 37.4mg 13% DV; sodium 613.7mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
This is a delicious recipe that has quickly become a favorite of my family. The only thing I change is I use half the oil and for more flavor add two cloves of garlic pressed. I have taken this salad to luncheons and everyone wants a copy of the recipe. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2003
Well first hint don't use dried dill.. tastes like sticks in the salad. Interesting but missing something maybe more olives maybe some italian dressing instead of lemon/vinegar combo.. I don't know I don't think I'll make it again. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
This is a delicious recipe that has quickly become a favorite of my family. The only thing I change is I use half the oil and for more flavor add two cloves of garlic pressed. I have taken this salad to luncheons and everyone wants a copy of the recipe. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(122)
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2006
This is a light refreshing salad. Its a great dish especially if you enjoy tomatoes and feta. I recommend trying to eat it quickly as if its in the fridge for more than a couple days it starts to go bad. I used Kalamata olives and added a splash of balsamic vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Brought this to a friend's BBQ and it received rave reviews! I subbed black olives for the green and loved the taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
Delicious! I added three tomatoes instead of one and less olive-oil (extra light). Fresh herbs really make it good! Be careful with adding salt: olives and feta are already salty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
Excellent as a side dish. Will use dried dill and parsley next time. The fresh herbs tasted too grassy. I added some chopped marinated artichoke hearts and its liquid chopped cukes and a couple of dashes of balsamic vinegar. Makes a good amount. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
This was a very tasty salad. I love orzo and feta so I thought it would be. I didn't use as much olive oil as the recipe called for and it was still yummy! Thanks Sabrina for another great pasta salad recipe from this site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2004
A very unique salad to serve at a garden luncheon or picnic. Go easy on the feta cheese as it is quite salty if you use too much. mmm... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Delicious pasta salad! I've been looking for a nice dry pasta salad using dill and feta and this is IT! I don't think I'll be making any other pasta salads for a long time. This was perfect. I added some broccoli to it. Great for a summer bar-b-que. Nice and light with a Greek flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2003
This recipe is fabulous. Such great flavors all in one simple salad. I just cut the amount of olive oil in half to cut down on the fat. It's great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2003
Well first hint don't use dried dill.. tastes like sticks in the salad. Interesting but missing something maybe more olives maybe some italian dressing instead of lemon/vinegar combo.. I don't know I don't think I'll make it again. Read More
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