Orzo pasta salad with tomato, feta and basil

Orzo pasta salad with tomato, feta and basil
Orzo pasta salad with tomato, feta and basil
Orzo pastasalade met tomaat, feta en basilicum
Orzo pasta salad is a delicious and fresh dish that is perfect for sunny days or as a side dish for a summer barbecue.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side dish, Main dish, pasta and cereals
Cuisine Own recipe, Mediterranean
Servings 4 persons
Calories 466 kcal


  • 250 gr orzo pasta
  • 200 gr cherry tomatoes
  • 200 gr feta cheese
  • 2 tbl spoon basil freshly chopped
  • 3 tbl spoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Cook the orzo pasta according to the instructions on the package. Then put it in a sieve and drain the water. Mix with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and let cool down.
  • Rinse the tomatoes and cut them into quarters.
    Shred the basil leaves.
    Cut the feta into cubes. Here I used cubes of feta from a jar that have already been marinated. (Discard the excess oil)
  • When the pasta is cold, mix it with the sliced tomatoes, basil, feta and 2 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
    Cover your bowl with freshness foil and put it in the fridge for an hour.
    I serve this pasta salad as a side dish during a BBQ or together with some fried fish or gambas.


Orzo pasta salad with tomato, feta and basil is a delicious and fresh dish that is perfect for hot days or as a side dish for a summer barbecue. Orzo is a small type of pasta that looks like rice, but it is actually a type of pasta made from wheat.
The word “orzo” literally means “barley” in Italian, due to its size and shape resemblance to barley grains. However, it’s important to note that orzo pasta is made from wheat and contains no barley, making it suitable for people with gluten intolerance.
Orzo is often used in various dishes and is commonly used in Mediterranean cuisine. It originally comes from Italy
This salad is not only tasty, but also easy to adapt to your personal preference. For example, you can add cucumber, black olives, roasted peppers, or tuna.


Serving: 4gCalories: 466kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 16gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 580mgPotassium: 282mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 508IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 267mgIron: 2mg
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