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Delicious and easy Mediterranean orzo salad, quick summer meal idea

Our Mediterranean Orzo Salad is quick and easy to make, tastes delicious and is perfect for busy weeknights. 

Orzo is a great thing to keep in the cupboard as it cooks fast, not only is it fab in pasta salad but you can use it to make a quick risotto, in place of rice when serving curry, or throw a couple of handfuls into soup or stew to bulk it up. 

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Easy midweek pasta dish


  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 large courgette diced
  • 1 red pepper - diced
  • 100g salami - chopped
  • 1 heaped tbs basil pesto
  • drizzle of olive oil


  1. Cook the orzo as per the packet instructions - drain and return to the pan.
  2. Stir through the pesto.
  3. Whilst the orzo is cooking add a drizzle of olive oil to a frying pan, gently cook the the courgette and peppers.
  4. Add the vegetables and salami to the orzo and stir to mix everything together.
  5. Eat straight away.
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Make Mediterranean Orzo Salad your way
  • Switch around the veggies and use whatever you fancy! Mushrooms, aubergine, tinned borlotti beans all work well. 
  • Try different types of pesto, go for sun dried tomato pesto or a peppery rocket version. 
  • Switch the salami for ham, chorizo, feta or mozzarella.
  • Or skip the salami altogether for a veggie version of the dish.
How to serve Mediterranean Orzo Salad
  • Delicious as a midweek dinner as it’s so fast to make!
  • Serve as a pasta salad dish at BBQ’s or summer parties.
  • Take to work lunch.

Delicious and easy Mediterranean orzo salad, quick summer meal idea

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