Orzo Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Feta & Olives

This Greek-inspired orzo salad has just the right amount of tartness from red-wine vinegar and just a hint of sweetness. Fresh veggies give it crunch and texture.

Orzo Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Feta & Olives
Photo: Photography / Fred Hardy, Styling / Ruth Blackburn
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 cup whole-wheat orzo

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 mini cucumbers, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise

  • cup coarsely chopped Kalamata olives

  • ¼ cup chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add orzo; cook, undisturbed, until al dente, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain. Combine oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl; whisk until the sugar dissolves. Stir in cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, onion, parsley, oregano, feta and the orzo. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

To make ahead:

Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
14g Fat
24g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 383IU 8%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Potassium 113mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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