Beat the summer heat with this Greek special. Makes a large batch and is good for parties, picnic or keep it all to yourself. Will stay in the fridge for 4 days or so. This is real nice for summer get-togethers and parties and you can make it well in advance.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place orzo pasta, chicken broth, water, and half the chopped red bell pepper into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until orzo are tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse. Allow to cool.

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  • Place orzo into a large salad bowl with remaining red bell pepper and 2 tablespoons olive oil; toss to coat. Mix in cucumbers, feta cheese, roma tomatoes, red onion, Kalamata olives, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, and cumin; toss salad well. Drizzle 2 more tablespoons olive oil over top of salad. Refrigerate 1 hour, tossing once or twice; season to taste with salt and black pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts

272.9 calories; protein 8.5g 17% DV; carbohydrates 24.8g 8% DV; fat 15.9g 24% DV; cholesterol 26.7mg 9% DV; sodium 559.8mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2014
Followed the recipe exactly. Came out great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2012
Decent recipe I got many great reviews from everyone eating but I personally wasn't a big fan. Directions are unclear (mix cumin in on its own? no thanks) I will most likely make this again but with my own additions and dressing Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2012
Decent recipe I got many great reviews from everyone eating but I personally wasn't a big fan. Directions are unclear (mix cumin in on its own? no thanks) I will most likely make this again but with my own additions and dressing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2014
Followed the recipe exactly. Came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2012
I just used champagne salad dressing instead of the other liquids. It was a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2015
Made this pretty much as written and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/19/2020
I was looking for a way to use fall garden produce and happened to have orzo in the pantry. We didn't care for the recipe. The orzo was sticky and didn't seem to fit. I won't make it again. The good news is, I did get rid of some cherry tomatoes and cucumbers :), the bad news is most of it went to the chickens. Read More