Loaded Veggie Orzo Salad

By now you guys know I live for salads in any way or form. I had been on a big quinoa roll for a awhile but have been switching it up lately with different grains and pastas. I love orzo, it is the perfect tiny pasta. This salad is loaded with lots of veggies and creamy feta cheese. It would be perfect for a Memorial Day cookout! I did a homemade dressing but I have made this before and used the Tessamae’s Green Goddess dressing and it works great if you don’t want to make your own! This is best served room temperature. Enjoy!


1 box orzo cooked according to package

1 cup cherry tomatoes halved

1 yellow bell pepper sliced thinly

1/2 red onion diced

1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts

2 small cucumbers diced

handful kalamata olives halved

4oz crumbled feta cheese

2 cups chopped fresh spinach

1/4 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

juice of 1 lemon

salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice and salt and pepper.

In a large salad bowl combine the cooled orzo and veggies and toss all together. Add in feta cheese and dressing and toss again. This is best served room temperature,


  1. Shelley
    May 22, 2019 / 6:11 pm

    This looks amazing! Do you drain the artichoke hearts?

    • nataliemason
      May 23, 2019 / 11:27 am

      Yes drain and sometimes I add a little of the juice to the salad!

  2. Michelle
    May 23, 2019 / 1:14 pm

    how much of this would you make if you were serving it to a large crowd?

    • nataliemason
      May 24, 2019 / 11:21 am

      This makes quite a large serving would probably serve 8-10 people with other sides.

  3. Kelsey
    May 23, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    Is there anyway you could make your recipes printable? I love making them but often have to screen shot them, leaving the picture out.

    • nataliemason
      May 24, 2019 / 11:21 am

      Yes! I am working on that!

  4. Darcy Ray
    May 24, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    Where are you getting the Green Goddess Dressing? I can’t seem to find it anymore at the Teeter or Whole Foods.

    • Mary Dean
      June 8, 2019 / 5:24 pm

      Can get it at Traders Joe

  5. Jenny R
    May 26, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    Can this be made a day ahead of time, or do you recommend making it the day you plan to eat it?

    • nataliemason
      May 27, 2019 / 11:53 am

      Yes you can definitely make ahead of time! It saves for a few days.

  6. Terry Campbell
    July 19, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    Is a box of Orzo 1 lb ?

    • nataliemason
      July 22, 2019 / 11:47 pm


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