Greek Orzo Salad

I absolutely adore traditional Greek salad.  Perhaps I am biased.  I am, after all, a Greek Canadian.  Today’s salad takes a twist on the traditional Greek salad, incorporating orzo which I love added cold into salads.  This recipe screams summer, and I was so excited to use all the veggies from our local farmer’s market.  Soon enough, I will be able to use the veggies straight out of my own garden.  Grow little cucumbers, grow!

Greek Orzo Salad Recipe

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups orzo, cooked
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups greek feta, crumbled
  • 2 cups small red and yellow tomatoes, sliced
  • 3 small lebanese cucumbers, sliced in quarters
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • juice of 1 lemon

Directions:

  • Cook orzo according to packaging instructions.  Remove from heat, set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, add all ingredients.  Add cooled orzo to bowl.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy! (Did I mention it’s that simple?)

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Comments

  1. Looks delicious, and your photos are beautiful! I will have to give this recipe a try!

  2. Hey Sophia! Another beautiful photo! You have some pretty dishes, I think I need to go shopping for more plates and such. This salad looks delish too! I’d have to omit the feta, but I bet it would still be wonderful. Hope you’re having a good week! Celeste 🙂

    • Always love hearing from you, Celeste! Actually, I went to Home Sense recently (equivalent to Home Goods in the US) and I bought a lot of colourful dishes and bowls on sale. I also find a lot of goodies at second hand shops! I need more storage space 🙂
      About the salad – I think Poppy had posted a really delicious looking homemade vegan feta recipe a while back. I’ll see if I can find it…
      Sophia

      • I bought some dishes at Home Goods when I first started my blog, but I only bought white ones. I read that it was easiest to photograph food on white plates. This often works, but when I look at lovely photos like this one with pretty plates I want to try adding some color. Maybe I’ll go shopping this week – my husband will just LOVE that (haha!). Celeste:)

      • Haha, I hear you. My husband when I walked in with a huge bag from HomeSense, “What is all that???”
        By the way, this was the link that Poppy had shared for the homemade vegan feta.
        http://www.maplespice.com/2011/04/baked-almond-feta-with-dill-oil.html

      • Thanks for the link, I checked it out and it looks delicious. My sister also just told me that a vegan cheese store just opened up in San Diego, so maybe I can get some “feta” there as well. Celeste 🙂

      • What a cool concept! Good luck!

  3. My sister makes a greek salad very similar to this, but this one actually looks like it might be better. I will definitely try it!!

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  1. […] Greece is one country that I really want to visit. I have few visitors on my blog from Greece who stop by every now and then. Then I met Sophia Zerg who writes a blog Silk and Spice, where she shares her healthy and yummy vegetarian and vegan recipes. She has her routes from Greece and lives in Canada with her husband and a cute little son . I requested her to represent Greece for the Fest and she said yes in a jiffy . It totally made my day since there was a hope of getting something authentic now for the Fest . Thanks Sophia for your wonderful contribution of TZATZIKI SAUCE. Some cool recipes from Sophia’s Blog: Vegan Spaghetti and MeatBalls Fresh Veggie Wraps Greek Orzo Salad […]

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