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., January 2022


Credit: Photography / Fred Hardy, Styling / Ruth Blackburn

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15 mins
25 mins

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  • 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

Serving size: about 3/4 cup

Per Serving: 244 calories; fat 14g; cholesterol 8mg; sodium 341mg; carbohydrates 24g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 6g; sugars 2g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 3g; vitamin a iu 383IU; potassium 113mg.

Nutrition Facts

about 3/4 cup
83 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 2.8g; dietary fiber 0.4g; soluble fiber 0.1g; insoluble fiber 0.2g; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 3.4g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 0.4g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 18.7mg; water 40.8g; vitamin a iu 361.3IU; vitamin a re 53.5RE; vitamin a carotenoid 26.8RE; vitamin a retinol 26.3RE; vitamin a carotene 155.4mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0.2mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 1.1mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; vitamin b12 0.4mcg; biotin 1.5mcg; vitamin c 6.7mg; vitamin d iu 0IU; vitamin d mcg 0mcg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0mg; vitamin e iu 0.1IU; vitamin e mg 0mg; folate 12.4mcg; pantothenic acid 0.3mg; boron 0.4mg; calcium 110.7mg; chromium 1.2mcg; copper 0mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 7.6mg; manganese 0mg; molybdenum 2.2mcg; phosphorus 77.7mg; potassium 76.8mg; selenium 3.3mcg; sodium 359.6mg; zinc 0.6mg; omega 3 fatty acid 0.1g; omega 6 fatty acid 0.1g; alcohol 0g; caffeine 0mg; pyramid vegetables 0; exchange vegetables 0; sugars 0.9g; monosaccharides 0g; disaccharides 0g; other carbs 0.7g; pyramid fat 0; pyramid fruit 0; exchange fat 0; ash 1.1g; vitamin k 21.2mcg; 40 butyric 0.2g; 60 caprioc 0.1g; 80 caprylic 0.1g; 100 capric 0.4g; 120 lauric 0.2g; 140 myristic 0.6g; 160 palmitic 1.1g; 180 stearic 0.3g; 161 palmitol 0.1g; 181 oleic 0.8g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 0.1g; 183 linolenic 0.1g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; alanine 0.1g; arginine 0.1g; cystine 0g; glycine 0g; histidine 0.1g; isoleucine 0.2g; leucine 0.3g; lysine 0.3g; methionine 0.1g; phenylalanine 0.1g; proline 0.3g; serine 0.2g; threonine 0.1g; tryptophan 0g; tyrosine 0.1g; valine 0.2g; energy 55.8kcal; aspartic acid 0.2g; glutamic acid 0.5g; phytosterols 0.1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; pyramid milk 0; exchange meat 0.