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This is a bowl of summer orzo pasta bowl. There is orzo with halved tomatoes, cucumber pieces, diced red onions, cheese, and a light dressing on top.
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5 from 2 votes

Summer Orzo Pasta Salad

Need a light, refreshing summer salad that’s quick to throw together and full of flavor? This orzo pasta salad recipe has you covered in four simple steps.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orzo salad, pasta salad
Servings: 10
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Jordan Smith



  • 8 oz orzo pasta
  • 1.5 cups cucumber diced
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1.5 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • Optional: basil mint, parsley, olives


  • cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Cook the orzo according to the package. Let the pasta cool. Make sure to rinse!
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, feta, tomatoes, red onion, pasta, and stir.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Add any herbs you’d like. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • This recipe is vegetarian.
  • To make gluten free: use gluten free orzo.
  • To make dairy free: use dairy-free cheese.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g