Zippity Dooo Daaaa Orzo Salad!

Zippity Dooo Daaaa Orzo Salad!

Time: 2 hrs 50 mins


  • 1/2 cup olive oil, for salads
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 -3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 1 lb orzo pasta
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 large orange bell pepper, chopped small
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped small
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, seeded, and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 3/4 cup kalamata olive, pitted and quartered
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  • 1 First cook your orzo pasta per package directions, cooking until al dente, and drain.
  • 2 In a medium sized, nonreactive bowl, gradually beat together the lime zest, lemon juice, salad quality olive oil, basil, garlic, and mustard until an emulsion forms.
  • 3 Then season the oil mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4 Mix your pasta, feta cheese, peppers, tomatoes, capers, kalmata olives, and chopped red onion together in a bowl.
  • 5 Pour the vinaigrette over the pasta mixture and mix to combine.
  • 6 Add oregano and green onions, toss, and then add extra salt and pepper to your tastes.
  • 7 Chill salad for 1-2 hours for best results.
  • 8 You can make this in the morning and even serve it in the evening, but dont save it for too long (you wont have leftovers I promise LOL).
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